Windows 7: Cannot modify some DCOM services settings – help!

I have Windows 7 beta running on my machine. I need to change some settings of IIS WAMREG admin service. Although I am logged in as administrator and I started dcomcnfg under administrative permissions I am not able to modify security settings. What may be the problem?

Good old The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1} …error is the problem I’m trying to resolve.

Cannot change IIS WAM permissions

Editing is not disabled for all component services. There are some services I can configure. I also checked out what’s going on with local group policy and it made me no smarter.

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Gunnar Peipman

Gunnar Peipman is ASP.NET, Azure and SharePoint fan, Estonian Microsoft user group leader, blogger, conference speaker, teacher, and tech maniac. Since 2008 he is Microsoft MVP specialized on ASP.NET.

    One thought on “Windows 7: Cannot modify some DCOM services settings – help!

    • November 25, 2009 at 5:45 am

      You can modify some settings in the registry, just elevate your privlidges there. But be warned, when I set startup to disabled windows booted to a black screen with a cursor.

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