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1. Open Terminal Services configuration:
Start -> Administrative tools -> Terminal Services configuration

2. Right click “RDP-Tcp” on the right side and choose properties

3. Click Edit -> choose a already installed SSL -> OK
-If no SSL’s show up here, you can search for instructions on creating a self signed certificate

4. Set Security layer to “SSL”

5. Set Encryption level to “High” and hit OK

Make sure to adjust the settings for your local remote desktop client to allow for this authentication under Options >> Security. If you connect to various servers/computers you can use “attempt authentication” or “require authentication” if every computer you connect to has SSL configured for RDP.

By default IIS 7 does not allow ISAPI and CGI through .Net 1.1. So if you are working with older code on IIS 7 you will need to follow these steps to resolve the issue:

1. Open IIS and click the server name

2. Double click “ISAPI and CGI Restrictions”

3. Right click ASP.NET v1.1 and select “allow”

The HTTP redirection role is not installed in Server 2008 by default. However this can be installed very easily using the following steps:

1. Click Start -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager

2. Select “Roles” from the left

3. Under the “Web Server (IIS)” heading click “Add Role Services”

4. Check the box next to “HTTP Redirection”

5. Click Next -> Install

Now the “HTTP Redirect” heading will be available in IIS under the server name and under each individual site. There is no need to restart IIS to apply this change.

For instructions on creating a redirect with the newly installed role please refer to the following article:
Setup a Redirect in IIS 7

Full Error:

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (serviceID). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

1. First take note of the GUID from your specific error (numbers between {}).

2. Open the registry editor (Start -> Run -> regedit)

3. Click the computer name at the top of the menu on the left. Then choose Edit -> Find and paste the GUID from step #1

4. This will show you the specific service having the issue. In this example the service was “IIS Admin Service”

5. Open up Component Services (Start -> Administrative Tools -> Component Services)

6. Expand Component Services -> Computers -> My Computer -> DCOM Config

7. Right click the specific service you found in step #4 and select Properties -> Security tab

8. In the first area “Launch and Activation Permissions” check the “Customize” radio button and then “Edit”

9. Add the specific user that encountered the error and give it local launch and activate permissions. You can find this service in the error message and in this example it is the Network Service user:

10. Restart IIS to apply the change