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Keithw

I'm trying to create a remote object using the example script on the ObjCreate function reference page:

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

;Open the MediaPlayer ona REMOTE computer

Local $oRemoteMedia = ObjCreate("WMPlayer.OCX", "W2RATD5NGK32", "W2RATD5NGK32\administrator", "Win7Pilot")

If Not @error Then
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Remote ObjCreate Test", "ObjCreate() of a remote Mediaplayer Object successful !")
    $oRemoteMedia.openPlayer(@WindowsDir & "\media\tada.wav")  ; Play sound if file is present
Else
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Remote ObjCreate Test", "Failed to open remote Object.  Error code: " & Hex(@error, 8))
EndIf

The message returns:  Failed to open remote Object.  Error Code:  80004002 

 

I've tried researching this error but haven't found any useful info.  All I know are these requirements below and I know for sure that the services are running, and the script is being executed as x64 with admin rights.

 

  • The user running the script must have the appropriate permissions.
  • The Object on the remote computer must support DCOM (Distributed COM)
  • The remote computer must have 'Remote Registry Service' and 'File and Printer sharing' services running.

I'm now at a dead end and not sure how to further troubleshoot this error.  Also, the script runs fine when I use my own hostname.  Any ideas? 

Edited by Keithw

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