Tag Archives: Event Log

Fix DCOM Event 10005 with Powershell

Do you get these events in your system log?

The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. attempting to start the service ntmssvc with arguments “-Service” in order to run the server:
{D61A27C6-8F53-11D0-BFA0-00A024151983}

Symantec explains this is caused by disabling the Removable Storage Manager and provides a solution.

Removing those registry keys on a bunch of servers manually is a pain. Modifying DCOM settings even more so. So I explored fixing this with Powershell.

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Powershell function to find event log explanations

Today I am attending the Dutch VMware User Group (VMUG) Meeting. No doubt I’ll return with lost of inspiration for new Powershell VI Toolkit scripts.
In the meantime, I will show you a nifty little function that will come in handy if you are troubleshooting Windows Server Event Log errors and / or warings. The usage is super-simple:

Find-Event EventID [Source]
For example: Find-Event 18056
Or: Find-Event 1 MSSQLServer

What it does? Give it a go (it’s harmless)… ;)

Here’s the code:

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