Application Specific Permission Settings Do Not Grant Local Activation – MOSS 2007

MOSS 2007 ErrorAfter upgrading your MOSS 2007 environment with the latest service pack you are likely to see this error pop up under Event Viewer > System.

The full error message is likely to look something like this:

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}
to the user Domain\SPService SID (S-1-5-21-4271965062-2695094486-146864038-2112).  This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.


  • Copy the CLSID, in this case, 61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1;
  • Go to Start > Run > Regedit and ensure that Computer is selected right at the top;
  • Go To Edit > Find and paste the CLSID and hit Find Next;
  • In the right pane, make a note of the title under the Data column for (Default). In this instance it was “IIS WAMREG admin Service”;
  • Then go to Start > Administrative Tools > Component Services and expand the Component Services tree node;
  • Then expand Component Services > My Computer > DCOM Config and search for IIS WAMREG admin Service;
  • Right click it and go to Properties. Hit the Security tab and in the first box – Launch and Activation Permissions – ensure that the Customize radio button is selected and click the Edit button. Add the service account that is needed, in my case it was the SPService account.

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