Common problems such as Windows Error Code 80070005 can be resolved with without too much difficulty. In this article we will go through solving the problem and how to prevent it in the future.
The error occurs when you attempt to install Windows updates. When you try to click on check for updates in Windows Update with administrator privileges you cannot install updates and instead you receive error code 80070005.
Error code 80070005 is caused by a number of factors some of which include an error in the DCOM configuration or the Automatic Updates service. You can begin to solve the problem by seeking verification for the DCOM configuration. To do this simply click on Start
on your main toolbar on the desktop and then choose Run
from the pop-up menu. When the Command Prompt appears type in dcomcnfg
and then press the Enter
key. When the Component Services window opens double click on the Component Services folder
and then double click on the Computers folder
. Right click on My Computer
and then choose Properties
from the drop down menu. When the Properties window opens click on the COM Security
tab and then click on Edit Default
and then check to see that the correct accounts are listed
In the event that one of your accounts is missing you can simply click on Add
and then choose Advanced
. Click on Locations
and then choose Local Computer Name
and then choose OK
. Proceed to click on Find Now
and then press down the CTRL
key on your keyboard. Choose the correct Account Names
and click OK twice
.Under User Names
choose the account that you added and then choose Local Access
in the Permissions area and then place a check mark in the Allow
column and then click OK
Once you complete this process it is necessary to confirm the default settings for DCOM. You can do this by choosing the Default Properties
tab and make sure Enable Distributed COM
has a check mark placed inside the selection box,Identifyis checked under Default Impersonation, and Connect has a check mark under Default Authentication and then click OK. Restart your computer when you have completed this process.
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