DCOM event id 10009.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Erik Droszcz, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    Hi!

    From time to time I see the following error in my System event log:

    DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer SERVERNAME using any of the
    configured protocols.

    What scares me is that SERVERNAME is an old Exchange 2003 server we
    uninstalled a long time ago (we are now running Exchange 2007).

    How can I see where DCOM gets SERVERNAME from? Why does it try to connect to
    a server uninstalled over six months ago?

    Regards
    Erik
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 15, 2008
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  2. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    Thanks alot for your replies!

    I am afraid I didn't find a solution at the eventid.net site.

    Could it be I have some old attribute still in my AD that points to my old
    Exchange Server? Or do you know from where DCOM gets it's list with hosts it
    tries to connect to?

    // Erik
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 15, 2008
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  3. Hello Erik,

    Was the old one also domain controller? Did you check all DNS zones for entries
    of it, also the reverse lookup zones? Please post also the complete event
    viewer entry. On which machine do you have th entries?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 15, 2008
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  4. Thanks alot for your replies!
    Are you already using SP2?

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Oct 16, 2008
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  5. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    I have checked both our Forward Lookup Zones and Reverse Lookup Zones and I
    can't find the host DCOM is trying to connect to.

    I get this error on one of my Windows Server 2003 SP2 DCs

    The server DCOM is trying to connect to was not a DC but a Member Server
    running Exchange 2003.

    Below is the entire Event:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: DCOM
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 10009
    Date: 2008-10-15
    Time: 23:10:07
    User: N/A
    Computer: MYSERVER
    Description:
    DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer OLDSERVER.DOMAIN.TLD using
    any of the configured protocols.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 16, 2008
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  6. Meinolf Weber, Oct 16, 2008
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  7. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    The server I am seeing this error is running the following:

    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edidtion Service Pack2

    I do know that DCOM won't be able to connect to the server it give me in the
    event log. That server was deleted about 6 months ago.

    What confuses me is that DCOM finds the name of that old server at all.

    // Erik
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 16, 2008
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  8. Hello Erik,

    Maybe some where in the registry of the server, search fo rthe name and if
    there is a key with the name post it here first. Mayeb someone knows about
    if the key is safe to delete.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Oct 16, 2008
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  9. Erik Droszcz

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Erik

    Sorry to jump in here at this time but I have seen this error before in another newsgroup. If my recollection holds then it was an issue with the Exchange server where the OP installed Exchange 2007 from the 2003 version on a W2K8.There was a line in the registry that was not changed\removed with the install. His method of fixing the issue was to remove the 2007 version and then re-install Exchange 2003 then uninstall the latter again and then repeat the install of Exchange 2007. I cannot remember the line in the registry and I tried to find that old thread that was posted about 2 months ago but I cannot find it.
    Maybe it applies here also and maybe not. Like I said my two cents for what it is worth
     
    Peter Foldes, Oct 16, 2008
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  10. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    I searched for the name in the registry of both the DC where I see this event
    and on my Exchange 2007 server. But it wont show up anywhere.

    This one is driving me crazy :)

    // Erik
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 16, 2008
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  11. Erik Droszcz

    Erik Droszcz Guest

    Did the creator of the other thread uninstall Exchange 2007, reinstalled
    Exchange 2003, uninstalled Exchange 2003 and then finally installed Exchange
    2007 again?

    I am afraid I don't have the option to uninstall out current Exchange 2007
    server since we only have one mailserver in total.

    // Erik
     
    Erik Droszcz, Oct 16, 2008
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  12. Did the creator of the other thread uninstall Exchange 2007, reinstalled
    Have you installed some of those post SP rollups that were released
    recently. I remember seeing some Roll-up Version 4 or some such thing
    recently. Is Exchange 2007 fully patched up as well?

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Oct 16, 2008
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