Configuring DCOM Settings for the Application Server

The Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) is a Microsoft® technology that supports communication among software components distributed across networked computers, such as the Ivanti Device and Application Control Application Server and Management Console.

The Log Explorer module uses the Microsoft® Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) protocol to retrieve log entries from the Management Console that is connected to the Application Server. The other Management Console modules use Remote procedure calls (RPC) for network communication. If you intend to install the Management Console on a different computer or server than the Application Server, the network administrator must:

  1. Configure the DCOM settings for the Application Server.
  2. Set the security permissions for the computer-wide access control lists (ACLs) that govern access to all call, activation, or launch requests on the server, using Microsoft Group Policy to manage computer-wide DCOM access restrictions.

DCOM does not work across non-trusted domains, especially when using workgroups.