Disable DCOM?

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Subject: Disable DCOM?
Posted by:  Ann (A…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008

Hello all,

We recently had a security audit done on our systems and one of the things
that came out of this was for us to disable DCOM on the affected servers.

Being fairly new to the Windows server environment…I have a mixture of 2000
and 2003 server.  Our domain controllers and DNS servers are 2003.  My
questions are:

1.  What does disabling DCOM really affect?    Will my ability to remote
desktop to servers be disabled if I do this?

2.  Does DNS or AD require DCOM?

I greatly appreciate your input.