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Code Error 80070005 - Access Denied

Troubleshooting Error Code 80070005  - Access Denied

This is a common VBScript, WScript, or IIS error mesage.

Introduction to Error Code 80070005

My gut feeling is that 8070005 is a catch-all error code for any number of database / DCOM connection problems.  If I had to stick my neck out, I would say that it's a permissions problem.  Thanks to readers sending in information on this error code, we are slowly building up a library of problems, and even more importantly, solutions. 

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General Diagnosis of Error 80070005

What I can offer is general principles, such as, pay close attention to the line number and the precise wording of the error message.

Following the line number, I would turn my attention to permissions, are you logged on as an administrator? What is the script trying to achieve?  Does the file or folder referenced need admin rights?

Next, move check out the Source: = service.  Does this mean anything to you?  Research the name of the service using built-in help.  See more about diagnosing VBScript problems.

Windows Update: Access Denied Error Code 80070005

This is often caused because you are not an Administrator, or do not have administrator priveleges. A well phrased problem is half of the cure, and in this case just make sure tht your account has the 'top dog' administrator priveleges, and is using them.

Once you have logged off an logged on again (as Admin) just re-apply the Windows Update or hotfix.  Incidentally, insufficient rights or priveleges is a common thread of other types of Access Denied problems in general, and code 80070005 in particular.

Registry Fixes for Error Code 80070005

To be frank, I think that most people offering to sell you a registry cleaner that will cure your 80070005 error are scam merchants.  If I am wrong, and you want to go down that route at leaset pay with card, that way there is a chance that you can get a refund if I am right and the tool does nothing useful.

Local Security and Policies and DCOM - Kindly researched by Kevin Kirk

Local Security Policies

1. Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy
2. Navigate to Security\Local Policies\Security Options
a. Network Access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users - Set to Enabled
c. DCOM: Machine Access Restrictions - Add Anonymous, Everyone, Interactive, Network, System with full rights options set.
d. Network Access: Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users - Set to Enabled
e. Network Access: Sharing security model for local accounts - Set to Classic

The "Sharing Security model" is the real offending item I believe, and setting the above should fix the problem. If not then I went as far as setting the following in DCOMCNFG.

DCOM Configuration

1. Click Start -> Run
2. Enter DCOMCNFG and press OK. This will open the DCOMCNFG window.
3. Browse down the tree to Console Root -> Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer
4. right-click on "My Computer" and select properties
5. Select the "Default Properties" tab
  a. Enable Distributed COM on this computer - Option is checked
b. Default Authentication Level - Set to Connect
c. Default Impersonation Level - Set to Identify
6. Select the "COM Security" tab
7. Click on Access Permissions ' Edit Default
a. Add "Anonymous", "Everyone", "Interactive", "Network", "System" with Local and Remote access permissions set.
8. Click on Launch and Activation Permissions ' Edit Default
a. Add "Anonymous", "Everyone", "Interactive", "Network", "System" with Local and Remote access permissions set.
9. Click on OK
10. Close the DCOMCNFG window

This was done with some trial and error on four identical HP Workstations running small vbs programs. Once one was working, I just had to figure out why the others weren't.  Guy says this is

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DCOM Scenario for Error 80070005 sent in by Norbert

A script which scans for WMI data from machines in the network.  If something goes wrong there's an entry in the log file like this:

2010-09-03 13.30 ARW167: ERROR 80070005 (WMIConnect)

Cause

Lots of error 80070005 messages occur when DCOM settings on the remote machine weren't correct.

Solution to error 80070005 sent in by Norbert

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole]
"EnableDCOM"="Y"
"EnableRemoteConnect"="Y"
"LegacyAuthenticationLevel"=dword:1

Solution to Error 80070005 with COM Component Sent in by Andy Menon

About
This paper highlights the steps involved in configuring an ASP.NET web application to work with a traditional COM component when deployed on IIS 5.0 and therefore avoid the well-known error:

Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {000209FF-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} failed due to the following error: 80070005.

I'm sure that there are different solutions to this problem. This one will serve as one more addition to the long list of solutions which developers just like me have recorded over their experiences.

Recommendation: To find out more about Andy's article, download this file

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Error 80070005  Database / DCOM Connection Problems

The situation I faced was including the LogParser.dll in a ASP.NET project.  Every attempt to use the component inside the IIS resulted in the error being thrown, while using it from my unit tests presented no issues.  After attempting a number of the solutions given on your page, I allowed the Application pool to run 32-bit applications.  This solved the problem: see screenshot below. [Kindly sent in by Henrik Aasted Sorensen]

DCOM 80070005 Error

Project Overview - Access Denied 80070005

The project solution in discussion consists of 3 parts as shown in the following screen shot: Error code 80070005 Access Denied

1. An ASP.NET 2.0 Web application
2. A VB.NET Class library project added to the solution
3. A third-party COM Component InterOp file (highlighted in red)

The solution is developed using VS.NET 2010 that has a built-in web server. In addition, the dev environment hosts IIS5.0 that rides on Windows XP Professional SP3.

Note that, the third-party component is added as a reference to the VB.NET library project and not the web project. When the solution is built, the dependencies are moved to the \bin folder of the web application. This may look trivial at first, but is enough to make you scratch your head when you deploy the project to your local IIS Server.

As seen on the left, what is added to the \bin folder of the Web application is not the physical DLL for the 3rd party component. Rather, it is the Interop file that is added as a dependency. The Interop file is a wrapper class that the .NET runtime generates and uses to connect to the actual COM component. Overlooking this trivial fact is the reason why I'm penning this paper. Error code 80070005

COM file and InterOp file locations: Most of the hard work is done by the ASPNET user account when it comes to handling a request sent to IIS 5.0. Although this account is privileged to handle most of the stuff, instantiating and using COM components is not one of them.

Therefore, it is important to note the differences between the Interop file and the underlying COM library file. The following screen shot in comparison to the one above illustrates this. The underlying native COM DLL is located in an entirely different location.

It is possible that you've already configured your system to allow the ASPNET account full permissions to the InterOp file. But this does not mean that the ASPNET account can access the underlying native COM component. Most probably it can't and this is where the catch is!

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Setting File Permissions to the Class Library Project Folder

The ASPNET account must have at least 'Read' permissions to your VB.NET project folder. As seen from this screen shot, I've assigned read permissions to the physical file folder of my VB.NET class library project.

You may ask me why the project folder and why not the files copied by VS.NET into the \bin directory of the web application (as seen in the first screen shot). That is because, if you set the right file permissions at the original source locations, they will be copied over when the entire solution is compiled. After you've completed this exercise and go back into the bin folder of the web application, you will see that the file permissions assigned to the ASPNET account are same as the ones that you assigned at the original location.

Read Permission to the InterOp File:

Make sure that the InterOp file inside your class library project has read permission as well. In my case, for some reason, the InterOp file did not have read permission despite assigning read permission to the parent folder (previous screen shot). Therefore, I had to add it explicitly like so:

Read Permission to the native COM Library:

Before you assign permissions, make sure that you've registered the COM library on the IIS machine using regsvr32. Then, locate the physical file and assign Read & Execute permissions to it. It is important to note that your application will err out if ASPNET does not have permissions to the underlying native DLL even if it has full access permissions to its InterOP file. This can easily escape ones attention!

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I like the Permissions Monitor because it enables me to see quickly WHO has permissions to do WHAT.  When you launch this tool it analyzes a users effective NTFS permissions for a specific file or folder, takes into account network share access, then displays the results in a nifty desktop dashboard!

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Special Note of 80070005 Error on IIS 6.0 and Higher

IIS versions 6.0 and higher do not have the ASPNET worker process (aspnet_wp.exe). Unlike versions before it, IIS 6 assigns ASP.NET requests directly to the worker processes via local procedure calls (LPCs).

These steps above may need modifications based the type of IIS user account that is used in your environment.

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I hope you find these steps useful.
Andy Menon

IIS Website User Name Error Access Denied 80070005error 80070005 Permissions Analyzer

Send by Ivailo Gardev

We had similar error 80070005 problem in our team. The problem was with IIS server in XP Professional environment. FoxPro 9 (foxisapi) was used for dynamic creation of the web pages.

It is strange, but the problem was resolved by changing the value in the 'User Name' field in the Authentication Method popup window (Control Panel > IIS > Default Web Site > Properties > page Directory Security > Anonymous Access - Edit button). The value was changed to 'EVERYONE' and the error has disappeared. However, "everyone" is not the only possible word. Seems that all words, which are different than the names of the existing IWAM_* and IUSR_* users are OK.

N.B click on Authentication Methods screen shot for larger picture.

IIS Website Problem - Evan Jones writes:

My error 80070005 was down to a setting within IIS for my website. The default application is set to "default application pool", whereas I have changed this is "Exchange Application" and it now works fine.

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Error 80070005 Permission Problem with SWbemLocator

Screen shot sent in by Maz

Code error 80070005

Error 80070005 Scenario with Exchange and ADUC

In this instance you are managing Users with Active Directory Users and Computers.  Most likely, you try and update a subset of attributes on user objects.  In particular, this problem occurs when you try to update the values for users who have mailboxes enabled.

ASP Database permission error 80070005 problem

Symptoms  'ASP 0178 : 80070005'.

When you browse to an Active Server Page (ASP) database results page, you receive an error message saying:

Server object error 'ASP 0178 : 80070005'

Server.CreateObject Access Error

/_fpclass/fpdbrgn1.inc, line 83

The call to Server.CreateObject failed while checking permissions. Access is denied to this object.

This error can be caused by incorrect NTFS permissions for your "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\System" folder.

Solution: To solve this problem change the NTFS permissions on the "%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\System" folder.  Add Everyone to the existing permissions, give at least Read permissions to Everyone, remember to apply these new settings to all files and subfolders.

Another Solution: Try logging on as administrator.


Summary of Error Code 80070005 Access Denied

My gut feeling is that 8070005 is a catch-all error code for any number of database / DCOM connection problems.  If I had to stick my neck out, I would say that it's a permissions problem.  Thanks to readers sending in information on this error code, we are slowly building up a library of problems, and even more importantly, solutions. 

Therefore, if you have a screen shot and a code then send it to me,

a) I will do my my best to solve it.

b) I will add it here with a credit to you.

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Error:Access is denied

code: 80070005

source:SWbemServiceEX

 

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