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I have an odd issue that I haven't been able to track down.

We have a COM+ component on our Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows 7 on our developer machines) that is called by an ASP.net application.

At times the COM+ component will throw back the error:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8000401A): The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect. Check the username and password. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8000401A)

Someone has to go into the COM+ component and reapply the password for the service account the component runs as, and then everything is fine.

On the development machines they report it happening every night.

On the PRD machine someone remains logged in via RDP and the issue never happens.

I'm somewhat perplexed by what's going on here. Anyone see this before?

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