I just did a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). I have an application that talks to the server using Remote DCOM communication and queries some WMI objects. All is good while I use the Administrator login to do the WMI comm.
It just doesn't seem to work when I add a new user in Administrator Group (by selecting the user to be Admin in the new user creation GUI). I have provided the DCOM remote access permissions to the user (using http://jintegra.intrinsyc.com/support/com/doc/remoteaccess.html), and WMI access permissions as well (using http://www.poweradmin.com/help/enableWMI.aspx). I have also found the renegade registry key on Server 2008 R2 and made the newly created user the owner and granted all rights (using http://www.opennms.org/wiki/WmiConfiguration#Windows_2008_R2).
Even then, when I try to connect, I cannot go through all the way. I know this because I looked at the windows security logs and I could see a successful Credential Validation, Special Logon and Logon events.
But, I am just unable to proceed further. I get the error, could not connect to the host and then I get logged off (found from the security logs).
I don't even know which service is not allowing me access. Has someone dealt with this issue before? If you have a quick answer, that would be great, otherwise, please tell me how to read the security logs or some other log properly to find out which service is denying me access.
Also, all 3 firewalls, Domain/Public/Private are turned off.
Thanks very much!!