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COM+ Error after applying GPO for WSUS

By christophz ·
I Installed a WSUS server on a Windows Server 2003 in my domain (AD W2k3). After creating a GPO with information about the WSUS Server and update information, and applying it to a Windows 2000 Server, I get the following Event-Log entries on my Windows 2000 Server:

Type: Warning
Event Source: EventSystem
Event Category: Firing Agent
Event I 4098
Date: 12.08.2005
Time: 11:23:03
User: N/A
Computer: MEWET05
The COM+ Event System failed to fire the StartShell method on subscription {2F519218-754D-4CFE-8DAA-5215CD0DE0EB}. The subscriber returned HRESULT 80010108.

The same error comes with a variety of methods:


This only happens on Windows 2000 machines. My Windows XP and Server 2003 are fine, even after applying the same GPO.

Can anyone help?

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by BFilmFan In reply to COM+ Error after applying ...

I am pretty sure there is a COM+ Hotfix for that issue.

Call Microsoft.

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by jsmart In reply to COM+ Error after applying ...

Christophz, I see that you got one answer to this problem. The poster said "I am pretty sure there is a hotfix for this problem. Call Microsoft."
Since I am having the same exact problem, I am wodndering if this post did provide the solution to this problem. Did you find out if there is a hotfix for the problem? And if so, how did you obtain it?
You can contact me directly at "" if you'd like. I apppreciate any help you might give me - I'm aware that it's asking a lot.

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by bpandya74 In reply to

Do you also get the error message in event viewer wuaueng.dll corrupt? If you do, run this on client computer was affected:

net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll
delete the folder c:\winnt\softwaredistribution
c:\winnt\windowsupdate ( both file)
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

then reboot system
- Go to services and restart Automatic update services - if you get the error message on this point you have to run the file call "win2ksvchost.reg". I do have file, i can't download here, send me your contact info.

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