Windows 8.1 Event 10016 Fix: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}

A year ago, I had such error message in the event viewer on the first day of fresh installation of Windows 8. I believed it was also the reason that I had a blue screen: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error. It was caused by ntoskrnl.exe upon inspecting Windows Mini Dump, by a tool named BlueScreenView.  Now a year later, after I recently updated to Windows 8.1 Update 1, the problem came back again. I decide to log it here.

After inspecting Windows Event Viewer, the error is the same as before, which is:

Event 10016, DistributedCOM

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
and APPID
{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
to the user NT AUTHORITYSYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Here is a way I found to fix it:

1.Go to Component Service: dcomcnfg  (in Windows 8.1, you may hit ‘Win’ + Q and enter dcomcnfg, and launch it by Admin)

At the left panel, go to ‘Component Service->Computers->My Computer->DCOM Config’, then at the right panel, find by name: ‘RunTimeBroker’ (This is {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160})

Right click it, choose ‘Property’ -> ‘Security’.   Then I found everything was grey and unable to edit.

2. To enable editing ‘Security’, launch regedit (‘Win’ + Q and enter regedit, open the application by Admin)

Browse to Hkey_classes_rootAppID{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}, Right click it

Choose ‘Permissions’, -> Choose ‘Advanced‘ -> Change Owner to ‘Administrators’ of your PC -> Apply the change

Then change ‘SYSTEM’ and ‘Administrators’ ‘s permission to ‘Full Control’ under ‘Permission’ -> Apply the change

3. Go back to Component Service dcomcnfg

Now the Security section is able to edit.

In ‘Launch and Activation Permissions’, Add ‘SYSTEM’ and give it permission ‘Full Control’

4. DONE!

Reference:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/event-id-10016-the-application-specific-permission/9ff8796f-c352-4da2-9322-5fdf8a11c81e

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/13704-another-system-error-2.html#post172917

http://blog.ronnypot.nl/?p=843

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771387.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc726313(v=ws.10).aspx

Google Search keyword ‘RunTimeBroker’

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5 thoughts on “Windows 8.1 Event 10016 Fix: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}”

  1. Bless you….I have been fighting with this for weeks when I found your post. Worked perfectly. Thank you, thank you!!

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  2. Hi, as you said In the last bit ‘Launch and Activation Permissions’, Add ‘SYSTEM’ and give it permission ‘Full Control …. when i click edit next to Launch and Activation Permissions i find only 2 entry 1 All applications packages 2 Self. so should i tick all the boxes for All App Pac? is that right? if its right i still had the error after i restarted. could it be its blocked by the provider? thanks in advance.

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    1. I didn’t see these entries before: 1 All applications packages 2 Self. So I am not sure if you are at the correct setting panel. Generally, when you click on the ‘edit’, you will see a security tab showing local user names in your computer, and the permissions settings for each user.

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      1. after i gave system and admin full control, then i went back to ‘RunTimeBroker’ this was greyed out before, then it was ok when i did all you said, but under security and launch and activation that’s all i found when i press on edit. can it be cause im using wireless modem fibre optic with provider GO MT Malta. thanks for your reply,

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