How can I grant DCOM “Remote Launch” permissions in Windows XP / Windows 2008?

Solution: Please, follow these steps:

  • Click “Start”, click “Run”, type “DCOMCNFG”, and then click “OK”
  • In the “Component Services” dialog box, expand “Component Services”, expand “Computers”, and then expand “My Computer”
  • On the toolbar, click the “Configure My Computer” button. The “My Computer” dialog box appears
  • In the “My Computer” dialog box, click the “COM Security” tab
  • Under “Launch and Activate Permissions”, click “Edit Limits”
  • In the “Launch Permission” dialog box, follow these steps if your name or your group does not appear in the “Groups or user names list”: In the “Launch Permission” dialog box, click “Add”; In the “Select Users”, “Computers”, or “Groups” dialog box, add your name and the group in the “Enter the object names to select” box, and then click “OK”
  • In the “Launch Permission” dialog box, select your user and group in the “Group or user names” box. In the “Allow” column under “Permissions for User”, select “Remote Launch”, and then click OK.
.updated: February 6, 2014 author: jeff