DistributedCOM error EventID 10016 Immersive Shell

  1.    10 Sep 2016 #1

    DistributedCOM error EventID 10016 Immersive Shell

    Is this something I should be concerned about ?
    I've tried the following solution to no avail
    my event viewer is still flooded with this error

    LogName: System
    Source: DistributedCOM
    EventID: 10016
    Immersive Shell

    The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the
    COM Server application with CLSID {C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239} and
    APPID {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} to the user PAS\skeetz
    SID (S-1-5-21-1098560578-3003778375-3873536982-1001) from address LocalHost
    (Using LRPC) running in the application container Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.6.1.52_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy
    SID (S-1-15-2-1861897761-1695161497-2927542615-642690995-327840285-2659745135-2630312742).
    This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.


    1. Open Regedit.
    2. Go to HKEY_Classes_Root\CLSID\*CLSID*.
    Note: *CLSID* stand for the ID that appears in your event viewer error. In your case, it's {C2F03A33-21F5-47FA-B4BB-156362A2F239}.
    3. Right click on it then select permission.
    4. Click Advance and change the owner to administrator. Also click the box that will appear below the owner line.
    5. Apply full control.
    6. Close the tab then go to HKEY_LocalMachine\Software\Classes\AppID\*APPID*.
    Note: *AppID* is the ID that appears in your event viewer. In your case it's {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97}.
    7. Right click on it then select permission.
    8. Click Advance and change the owner to administrators.
    9. Click the box that will appear below the owner line.
    10. Click Apply and grant full control to Administrators.
    11. Close all tabs and go to Administrative tool.
    12. Open component services.
    13. Click Computer, click my computer, then click DCOM.
    14. Look for the corresponding service that appears on the error viewer.
    15. Right click on it then click properties.
    16. Click security tab then click Add User. Add SYSTEM then apply.
    17. Tick the Activate local box.

    Any help on how to resolve this would be
    appreciated...getting tired of it flooding
    my event viewer.

    Thanks much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    10 Sep 2016 #2

    Out of interest why did you add SYSTEM? The error message you got said that your user (PAS\skeetz) didn't have local activation permission.

    You would only have to add SYSTEM if the error said that SYSTEM didn't have some authority. I do have SYSTEM defined for Immersive shell incidentally (with all the local and remote activation boxes ticked) - this is on a recent clean install.

    What the error message is saying is that you need to tick the local activation box for yourself in DCOM. Just add new principal sceetz in DCOM and make sure the local activation box is ticked.

    You needn't worry about it though - it doesn't appear to have any ill effects apart from writing junk to event viewer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    I believe that's what I did.....
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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