Problem Launching Word Document Using COM Interop in ASP.NET RRS feed

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  • Hello

    Having, on a local development machine, successfully configured DCOMCNFG to allow an ASP.NET application to launch a Microsoft Word document using COM Interop, I am now experiencing problems with the configuration on a network test server.

    The problem is that when clicking the “Launch Word Document” button from within my ASP.NET application, the application hangs. The test machine is running Windows Server 2003 with SP 2.

    In the Security -> Launch and Activation Permission tab I’ve granted full permissions to the following accounts:





    Network Service



    I’ve done the same in the Security -> Access Permission tab. I’ve also tried the Identity as both “The launching user” and “The interactive user”. I’ve followed every suggestion in the following article (which I found useful when successfully configuring my development machine):

    Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions as to how to solve this problem will be gratefully received.




    Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:39 AM


  • Hello Alan,

    This forum handles requests on interoperability scenarios related to Open Protocols Specifications documentation issues.
    The Open Protocol Specifications can be found at:
    Your question does not appear to be related to the Open Protocols Specifications documentation set.
    One of the  forums found at the following link would be a better fit to answer your question:

    John Dunning
    Senior Escalation Engineer Microsoft Corporation US-CSS DSC PROTOCOL TEAM

    Thursday, May 6, 2010 3:56 PM