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Setting DCOM Remote Access Permissions

 

You must set up DCOM remote access permissions for certain users and groups.

If Computer A is connecting remotely to Computer B, you can set the remote access permissions on Computer B to allow a user or group that is not a member of the Administrators group on Computer B to connect remotely to Computer B.

  1. Click Start >Run, type DCOMCNFG, and then click OK.
  2. In the Component Services dialog box, expand Component Services, expand Computers, and then right-click My Computer and click Properties.
  3. In the My Computer Properties dialog box, click the COM Security tab.
  4. In the Access Permissions section, click Edit Limits.
  5. Configure one of the following users or groups to have remote access rights:
    • In the Access Permission dialog box, select the ANONYMOUS LOGON name in the Group or user names box. In the Permissions for ANONYMOUS LOGON area, select the Allow check box for Remote Access, and then click OK.

    • In the Access Permission dialog box, select the Everyone name in the Group or user names box. In the Permissions for Everyone area, select the Allow check box for Remote Access, and then click OK.

    • In the Access Permission dialog box, select the <QVM scan user> name in the Group or user names box. In the Permissions for <QVM scan user> area, select the Allow check box for Remote Access, and then click OK.

    Note

    If you want to use the <QVM scan user> user account, you must create the user account before you grant DCOM remote access rights. You must also Configuring WMI for this user.