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DCOM service on Windows Server 2003 - "Server execution failed" when connecting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kepboy, Mar 19, 2008.

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    Hello all, I'm not sure if this is an operating system question or more of a software development question.

    Anyway, I have a legacy COM service, a COM server that runs as a windows service, that was written for Windows NT 4.0. I have managed to use the service on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP unchanged. However, I now wish to run the service on a Windows Server 2003 machine and I can't seem to get it to work.

    This is what happens:-
    1. Install the service and set it to log on using a domain account.
    2. Start the service from the services.msc applet.
    3. Start the client application and connect to the service.
    4. At this stagte the client applicaiton freezes for approximately 60 seconds and then returns with the error message "Server execution failed".

    I've also tried using the client whilst the service is stopped. In this case when I connect the service is started but I get the same error.

    The development team also provided a standalone application that hosts the exact same COM objects, mainly for debugging purposes. If I use the standalone application everything works fine.

    Its all very strange.

    Does anyone have any idea what the cause might be? And preferably a solution.

    Thanks,
    Kep.
     
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