Windows 10: dcom error 10016 re APPID F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169 Solved

  1.    08 Nov 2016 #1

    dcom error 10016 re APPID F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169


    I wanted to start a new thread here although there are many others, the solutions don't work as they depend on changing permissions wherein this case the system won't permit this.

    The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {8D8F4F83-3594-4F07-8369-FC3C3CAE4919} and APPID {F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169} to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

    All the suggestions I have seen recommend changing the owner to "administrators" and then amending the permissions, or in some cases removing the item altogether. However in this case (and others I have read) we are unable to amend, as the change is rejected.

    When I search the registry, hlm\software\classes\appid\F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169, the owner is listed as"all application packages" with only read permission. If I change the owner to administrators, I am given the option of ticking full control, but when I do so and tick "apply", I get "unable to save permissions changes on F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169 access denied". The same occurs if I attempt to delete the key.

    Lastly I am unable to find any Appid such as "runTimeBroker" with the key of F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169.

    As an aside I am trying to fix all Event errors as we have had so many probs (including over 900 event errors) since we upgraded from win7 to 10 - this hopefully is the last unresolved item, but time will tell!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    08 Nov 2016 #2

    Hi,

    First of all make sure you are part of the administrators group.

    Run regedit and let it search for the first Hive Key.
    Right click it and select "Permissions" A box will pop up. Tick "Advanced"
    Another box appears and you will see that the Hive Key is owned by "Trusted Installer"

    Click on "Change" and type "Administrators" (without the quotation marks). Click apply and OK until your back into the first panel. Select Administrators from the list there and click on the "Full Control" check box.

    Now do the same for the next Hive Key.

    Leave Regedit open and run dcomcnfg. Click on the right hand side object until you see dcomconfig. Double click it and scroll down to the object named:

    {F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169}

    Right click that and select "Properties". Under "Launch and Activation" click on "Edit" . Add User "SYSTEM" (no quotes),
    Click OK. Back in the first panel select "SYSTEM" and click on the local permissions.

    Close dcomcnfg and go back to regedit. In there you need to grant back ownership to the original owners.
    In this case one Hive Key was owned by "SYSTEM" the other by "TrustedInstaller" (type: NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller)

    I don't remember exactly which was owned by whom so you need to remember what's what.

    Lastly I am unable to find any Appid such as "runTimeBroker" with the key of F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169.
    The Appid is the hive key in this case. Nothing to do with runtimebroker.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    09 Nov 2016 #3

    Many thanks, yr advice on how to change permissions was the key to this - issue no longer occurs.

    You're a star!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    09 Nov 2016 #4

    Hi,

    You're welcome.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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       10 Nov 2016 #5

    Hey fdegrove - thanks, it worked !!

    Had the precisely same log message. Just red your instruction.
    But for the first, I only changed the owner/permission of the {F72671A9-012C-4725-9D2F-2A4D32D65169} object in registry and then completely followed your further instructions (modifying with dcomcnfg).

    PC rebooted and checked Event-Log: No error anymore!
    So it seems not nessesary to modify ownership/permission of the {8D8F4F83-3594-4F07-8369-FC3C3CAE4919} object in registry also.

    Little hint for others: In dcom you have to scroll very down until come to the region with the numberleading entries.

    I'm happy to have a system now without any error messages.

    Thank you very much!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    10 Nov 2016 #6

    Hi,

    So it seems not nessesary to modify ownership/permission of the {8D8F4F83-3594-4F07-8369-FC3C3CAE4919} object in registry also.
    That is possible since that hive key is owned by "System" and not the usual "TrustedInstaller".

    Glad to hear it worked for you.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7.    13 Dec 2016 #7

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    First of all make sure you are part of the administrators group.

    Run regedit and let it search for the first Hive Key.

    Cheers,
    Hi fdegrove,

    Exactly what did mean by the "first" hive key? Did you mean CLSID {8D8F4F83-3594-4F07-8369-FC3C3CAE4919}?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    13 Dec 2016 #8

    Hi,

    First as in order of appearance in EV.
    It will always enumerate CLSID key first followed by APPID key.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9.    13 Dec 2016 #9

    Ah OK, Thx,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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