Stub Received Bad Data When Propagating to Windows 2000


Revision: 1.0
Date: 10/22/2010


When running Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) on Windows Vista/2008 or later and attempting to perform a password change on a Windows 2000 target system where propagation is involved which targets the COM/DCOM system, error 1783 may occur with the following message:

[D2KWS27] COM Error on server D2KWS27: The stub received bad data.
[D2KWS27] Propagation failed for type 'COM+ Applications'; error: 1783 - The stub received bad data.

This results in a job failure.


There are security incompatibilities between the Windows 2000 COM system and the Vista and later COM system. See Microsoft's KB article: 971153


As per the Microsoft article, Lieberman Software has provided a compatibility database for ERPM when managing Windows 2000 from Vista/2008 or later operating systems. The file can be downloaded from here:

NOTE: This can only be installed on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 r2 both 32 and 64 bit editions.

To install the patch -

  1. Close ERPM
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the download directory
  3. run "sdbinst ERPMVistaTo2000Access.sdb" without the quotes
  4. Launch the ERPM use normally

Applies To:
Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM)

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