Reinstalling / Rebuilding COM+ on Windows 2008

Unlike on Windows 2003 it is not possible to Reinstall/Rebuild COM+ on Windows 2008 without effectively reinstalling the operating system. Before undertaking such an extreme step the question of why COM+ needs to be installed should be addressed. A common reason for this is due to the errors shown below: For example: The COM+ Event…


You cannot start transactions in an application running without administrative privileges on a Windows 2003 clustered Server

On a Windows 2003 Cluster environment, if you have an application (e.g. COM+, winforms etc) which runs under a non-administrative account and trys to start Distributed Transactions (using MSDTC), you may find it will fail. Below are a few of the errors you could see: -Event ID 4426 MSDTC Client -Event ID 4376 MSDTC Client…

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The "COM+ Event System" Service will not enter the "Started" State

The following may help you if your “COM+ Event System” service does not start successfully. The service stops responding (hangs) and the Services Management Console shows the service as “Starting”. You may also find some other services such as the “Windows installer Service” will not start. The first obvious check is to ensure that the…

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