Getting rid of the 10016 error on SharePoint Server

By Michael Doyle posted 02-14-2011 18:59


If you are getting a 10016 error in the Application Server part of the Event Viewer then you are having Distributed COM error. It is most likely due to the NETWORK SERVICE not having the correct DCOM permissions. To fix this do the following.

  1. Open up Component Services from the Administrative tools menu
  2. Right click on My Computer
  3. Choose Properties
  4. Go to Com Security
  5. In the Launch and Activation Permissions section choose Edit Default
  6. Add NETWORK SERVICE to the Group or user names
  7. Make sure NETWORK SERVICE  has Allow on Local Launch, Remote Launch, Local Activation, and Remote Activation
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK

The 10016 errors should be resolved. Go back to the Event Viewer to verify the error is not occurring.

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