COM+ : 8000FFFF – Catastrophic Failure


On a windows 2003 server, when we open Component services MMC --> complus Applications, we get the following error :


 


Catalog error:  An error occured while processing the last operations


error code 8000FFFF - Catastrophic Failure


the event log may contain additional troubleshoooting information


 


The system was very sluggish and slow in responding.


 


we were not able to rebuild the COM+ catalog from Add/Remove windows components setup. It failed with the error :


 


Com+ setup error


Sub compoment com+ raised an exceptipn while processing the


OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message


d:\nt\com\complus\src\complussetup\compluscore.cpp


(line 563) error code = 0x80040206


an unexpected internal error was deteted


the complus event classes could not be registered


 


Application Log :


 


EVENT SYSTEM


EVENT id 4610


THE COM+ EVENT SERVICE detected a bad return code during its internal processing


HResult was 80040154


from line 44 of d:\nt\com\complus\src\evnets\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp


 


 


Provided full permissions to Authenticated users on the


“HKeyClassesRoot [HKCR]\CLSID” registry key.


Note : Try giving read permissions to Authenticated Users first. It might work too.


After this the COM+ setup completed successfully.

Comments (3)
  1. Amador says:

    Should I be concerned or considering fixing this code error or is it just a message, stating that it simply did not work?

  2. Ajit Yadav says:

    Error code 8000ffff is a bit generic in nature. In this case it indicates that for some reason we are not able to access the COM+ catalog. So, the error message COM+ 8000ffff does give you some insight into the problem and you would like to focus on all the things that could cause this error.

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