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Set Application-specific Launch and Activation Permissions

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

Application-specific launch and activation permissions specify the users who are assigned or denied permission to start or activate a COM application.

Membership in Administrators , or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To set application-specific launch and activation permissions

  1. Open Component Services.

  2. In the Component Services snap-in, right-click the DCOM application whose access permissions you want to modify, and then click Properties .

  3. Select the Security tab.

  4. Under Launch and Activation Permissions , click the Customize button, and then click the Edit button.

  5. To remove a user account or group, select the group or user in the Group or user names list, and then click Remove. The selected user account or group no longer appears in the list.

  6. To add a user account or group, click Add . Then, in the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, in the bottom pane, type the fully qualified name of the user or group that you want to add. If you do not know the name of the user or group that you want to add, click Advanced , and then click Find Now to view a list of users and groups in the selected domain. Select a user or group in the list, and then click OK . The added user account or group appears in the Group or user names list.

  7. In the Group or user names list, select the group or user whose default access permission you want to change.

  8. In the Permissions list, select the Allow or Deny check boxes to either allow or deny the Local Launch permission, Local Activation permission, Remote Launch permission, and Remote Activation permission for the selected group or user name.

  9. Click OK twice. The new application-specific launch and activation permissions apply the next time that the application is started on the computer.

Additional considerations

  • Component Services is no longer in Administrative Tools. To open Component Services, click Start . In the search box, type dcomcnfg , and then press ENTER.

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