Necessary Accounts for DCOM and Firewall Security Settings.

Issue

Necessary Accounts for DCOM and Firewall Security Settings.

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • TAC Vista Webstation
  • TAC Vista Remote Workstation
  • DCOM Configuration

Cause

DCOM Parameters must be set to allow for remote connectivity to the Vista Server.

Resolution

You will notice in the "Security Settings for MS Windows XP SP2 and MS Windows Server 2003 SP1" instructions that several changes are needed for the accounts "ANONYMOUS LOGON" and "Everyone". If these accounts do not exist, they must be created and set to allow local launch and remote activation permissions.

See also Lessons Learned Article #3900 for an automatic DCOM utility.