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Interfacing with COM objects under Windows Page 6

By Siddharth Venkatesan
on May 1, 2003

Modify the applications COM permissions to allow the use of the interface.

On the left hand side of the dialog box which came up when dcomcnfg was run, navigate to ConsoleRoot->ComponentServices->Computers->MyComputer->DCOMConfig->MicrosoftExcelApplication, as below.

Component Services window with the folders selected as follows: ConsoleRoot->ComponentServices->Computers->MyComputer->DCOMConfig->MicrosoftExcelApplication

Right click on the Microsoft Excel Application, highlighted in red above. Select Properties.
In the dialog box that comes up, navigate to the Security Tab. Under the Access permissions section,
select the Edit button(highlighted in red below).

...edit button highlighted
Add the IUSR_MACHINE_NAME user to the list shown as described in
the method on the previous page, so that the box looks as below.

...access permission allowed
Now, select the Identity tab on the Microsoft Excel Application Properties box,
and select the interactive user as being the account running the application.