DistributedCOM Error, Event ID 10010 solution

When Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM crashed, event viewer for Windows may keeps showing error with error id 10010. Error log looks like this:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date: 4/8/2019 3:10:42 PM
Event ID: 10010
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
The server {*} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

Cause of the Error

When sever register with DCOM time-out or doesn’t have necessary permissions, this error will shows at Microsoft event viewer. It’s also could be a synchronization error. The server trying to sync to a device that is no longer present or was just never there.

Solutions for Error Event ID 10010

  1. Press Win + R, the services manage window will pop up. Disable the Portable Device Enumerator Service or any service required to sync the setting and restart the server.

  2. Run regedit, go to ” HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole ” on the left list, delete these four keys:
    • DefaultAccessPermission
    • DefaultLaunchPermission
    • MachineAccessRestriction
    • MachineLaunchRestriction

    Reboot your service and check if the error fixed or not.

  3. Ignore the error. This error is harmless, not critical to any software or OS system.

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