Apr
8
2012

Replication failure: Unable to start a DCOM Server

Error:

Unable to start a DCOM Server: {08B0B2D9-3FB3-11D3-A4DE-00C04F610189}. The error: “The system cannot find the path specified. ”
Happened while starting this command: C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\80\COM\snapshot.exe -Embedding

Scenario

Replication agent unable to detect correct com object libraries then such errors are reporting in replication distribution agent history of your SQL Server 2000

Solution/Fix

Repair the path of the replication COM servers by doing the following:

c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>snapshot -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>replmerg -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>distrib -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>logread -RegServer
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Com>qrdrsvc -RegServer

 

References:

http://www.sqlmonster.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/sql-server-replication/6046/Replication-Error

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