JSI Tip 9515. Changes to the access permission in the Dcomcnfg.exe tool can prevent dragging, searching, printing, hyperlinks, and more in Windows Server 2003?

If you altered the default permissions using the Dcomcnfg.exe tools, you may experience the subject behavior. Specifically:

- If you right-click a Web page hyperlink and press Open in new window, nothing happens.
- If you press a Web page hyperlink that is supposed to open in a new window, nothing happens.
- Hyperlinks in Outlook and Outlook Express don't work.
- Attempts to drag an item result in the not available pointer.
- The use of Edit / Find in Internet Explorer may only work once.
- The Start menu Search for a file may do nothing.
- The Start menu Search on the Internet may do nothing.
- Office Assistant reports errors.
- Dragging from Outlook may report Cannot create another system semaphore.
- You cannot print from Internet Explorer.
- Pressing Start / Windows Update does nothing.
- Windows Update does NOT function properly.

To resolve this problem:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole /V DefaultAccessPermission /F

3. Log off and log back on the console of your Windows Server 2003 computer.

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