Disabling DCOM

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  1. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

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    hi all

    i was wondreing if some one could tell me if these instructions for disabling DCOM are correct coz im not quite sure if i got them right or not

    Windows NT or 2000

    Click [Start]
    Click [Programs]
    Click [Administrative Tools]
    Open [Component Services] then [Computers]
    Right-click [My Computer] and select [Properties]
    Click the [Default Properties tab]
    Uncheck [Enable Distributed COM on this computer] checkbox
    Click OK and close the Component Services console window.
    Restart the system

    Windows XP or Sever 2003

    Click [Start]
    Click [Control Panel]
    Click [Performance and Maintenance]
    Click [Administrative Tools]
    Open [Component Services] then [Computers]
    Right-click [My Computer] and select [Properties]
    Click the [Default Properties tab]
    Uncheck [Enable Distributed COM on this computer] checkbox
    Click OK and close the Component Services console window.
    Restart the system
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    From the Microsoft Knowledgebase:

    How to disable DCOM support in Windows

    APPLIES TO
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium)
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium)
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
     
  3. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

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    Hi Bubba

    i already had a read of that page but i didnt really understand it i especaly dont understand why ya need to use the reg editer when it can be done much more safley from the gui

    so can anyone verifiy if i have this right ??
     
  4. feddup

    feddup Registered Member

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    At GRC.com (shields up) there is a utility called dcombobulator (approx) that will do it for you if you want the easy way out.
     
  5. Hi
    Seems good to me...
    Otherwise, you might wanna check the free http://www.firewallleaktester.com/wwdc.htm
    Rgds
     
  6. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

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