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Blank dialog boxes

by wetibbe / February 4, 2013 2:34 AM PST

In Win 8, Dcomcnfg there is an avenue to Microsoft Windows Remote Shell Host Properties. Typing Decomcnfg in Win 8 start opens a clickable box that opens a window. Double click the "Component Services" in the left side of the MMC window> Double click the links underneath to navigate to computers. DCOM confg.

Scroll to Microsoft Host icon. Then right click properties. This opens a box of selections, dialog, buttons, tabs. However, the selections are blank.

This is a very old and well known problem that is fixed in previous versions by reregistering Jscript.ddl.

So far as I can ascertain there isn't any way in Windows 8 to do it. But there are lots of instructions in older versions to this prevalent problem.

The question is:

How can the blanks be activated to be useful ?

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My first guess is permissions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 2:53 AM PST
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by wetibbe / February 4, 2013 8:55 PM PST

Seems to be some problem in Win 8.

Now we have progressed to Event ID 10016-DCOM Error-Source-Microsoft-Windows-Distributed COM....

Typing dcomcnfg, click OK
Expand computer services, and then expand Computers.
Right click My Computer, then click properties.
On the COM security tab, clck edit default in the Launch and Activate Permission Area.
etc, etc.

So far so good---------


In addition, in the secure policy the "Local Services" need to be configured for the following policies:

General Security Audit
Create global objects
Replace a process token level
Adjust memory quotas for a process
Impersonate a client after authentication
Log n as service
Bypass traverse checking

Now he problem-------------

Can't find a way to complete this process ????????

In the "Local Service" it's sort of a blind alley, no apparent path to follow.

Any suggestions ?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 8:42 AM PST
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But stock, out of the box install I've never seen this happen. Repair is usually beyond what I can offer here as I have to dive in and check all permissions and that all services are set to stock.

Just like prior Windows, not all things can be fixed without a guru getting on the machine.

Try this. Run the app as administrator. Sometimes helps.

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Thank you for the response.
by wetibbe / February 5, 2013 8:32 PM PST
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Thank you.
I got partial progress but not a final solution.

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What causes this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 11:59 PM PST

I'm working without knowledge of what caused it. I alluded to some of the causes such as infections but the one I find NOT FUNNY ANYMORE are registry cleaners and speed up apps. Those cause a lot of damage and if Gary's Optimizer breaks it, we know that Gary needs to be asked how to fix it.

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