I am trying to manage ahadmin on windows 2008 server: component servivces (MMC snapin) -> Computers\My Computer\DCOM Config\ahadmin -> Properties

but, when the properties window gets opened everything is disabled.

I tried both a local and domain Administrator.

How to enable these properties?

  • Hm, seems like the all of the DCOM Config is locked. Also if I go to Services -> DCOM Process Server Launcher, I cn't edit any of its properties (they are disabled).
    – sasap
    Oct 17, 2009 at 14:33
  • Duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/242714/…
    – Hainesy
    Jul 26, 2012 at 9:10

2 Answers 2


See this answer for an explanation of how to make the properties editable.


The grayed out properties in Component Services is normal.

Have you enabled it in Server Manager -> Features? What issue or error are you getting with AhAdmin? Do appcmd and other IIS features work as expected?

  • Normal, yes, but that can be changed ;-) See my answer. Mar 3, 2011 at 13:40
  • That's good to know. Thanks for providing the update. Mar 7, 2011 at 4:54

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