|Monday, July 15, 2002|
Recently, I had described a problem that I'd been having with Win2K and XP. I know that someone else must have this problem because I was showing referrers from Google on various key phrases in the list of symptoms. In summary, here's the symptoms again
It turns out that this is a known issue. KB article Q274696 discusses a fix for this. Basically, the root of the problem is this:
If the list of Access permissions is empty, the system and interactive accounts have implicit access rights. If a user or group is added to this list, the implicit rights no longer apply and only the users explicitly listed can have rights. This is a change in behavior from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. In Windows NT 4.0, the system and interactive accounts maintained their access rights even though they were not explicitly listed.So the solution is to open dcomcnfg, go to the properties page for Component Services | Computers | My Computer, go to the Default COM Security page, under "Access Permissions" click "Edit Default" and make sure that the local SYSTEM and INTERACTIVE users have "Access Permission" with the "Allow" checkbox checked.
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