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:

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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Getting Video Hardware Acceleration Level

This “Helpful Script of the Day” will determine the Video Hardware Acceleration Level for each of your Virtual Machines. Setting the Acceleration to Full will prevent choppy mouse movement when using the console. You can just as easily adjust the script to run against a list of servers of even get the server list from Active Directory. The script works on both physical and virtual Windows servers. Note that a AccLevel of 5 corresponds to No Acceleration and a AccLevel of 0 to Full Acceleration.

Get-VMAccLevel (Rename to .ps1)

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