How to Fix the DistributedCOM Error 10016 in Windows 11

The DistributedCOM Error 10016 is a common Windows issue found on almost every Windows version since Windows XP. The error doesn’t immediately crash your system, and you won’t suffer a sudden blue screen of death. In fact, the DCOM Error 10016 is benign.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t fix it. This guide will show you how to fix the DistributedCOM Error 10016 on your Windows 11 system.

Edit the Windows Registry to Fix DCOM Error 10016

Type Registry in your Windows search bar and open Registry Editor.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Ole. You can also copy and paste the address into the address bar.

Delete the following registry keys. You can do this by selecting and right-clicking on the keys.




Close the registry and restart your PC.

Your Distributed COM 10016 error should no longer happen.

We need to stress that a DCOM 10016 error is not likely to affect how well your system works.

When Microsoft first added “Distributed” to the Component Object Model, back in the old days, there were flaws, but these problems have been fixed, and DCOM is now safe.


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