Microsoft KB Archive/248823
Article ID: 248823
Article Last Modified on 10/25/2006
- Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q248823
When you attempt to use a remote Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based server or workstation as an Administrator console to manage a Systems Management Server (SMS) site without the distributed version of Component Object Model (COM) enabled on the computer, the following error message occurs when you attempt to connect:
You can identify this behavior by examining the Wbemprox.log file and searching for the following text:
This behavior occurs if COM is disabled on the computer.
To resolve this issue:
- Start Dcomcnfg.exe in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
- If the COM components have not been registered, you receive two prompts to register them. Click Yes for both prompts.
- On the Default Properties tab, verify that Enable Distributed COM for this computer is selected.
- Click OK.
After you make this change, start the SMS Administrator console again.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Additional query words: prodsms unable WBEM DCOM connection
Keywords: kbenv kberrmsg kbprb KB248823