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DCOM got error 'Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.'
I was getting a lot of these errors in the system event log on one of the servers we maintain.
This thread put me on the right track to resolving the problem, https://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread39730.html
Go to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Component Services
Expand the Component Services > Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config (I received an error at this point, I clicked no)
I then change the view to details which displayed the Application ID. I went thru until I found the application id that matched that in the event viewer.
- Click on the Identity Tab. On that tab, there is a “This user:” radio button which contains the username and password that my Component is using. Simply change the user login information, you may have to restart the machine.
Hope it helps :-)
UPDATE: Corrected a few typo’s. 🙂