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CristianE's avatar
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3 years ago

DCOM Issue: TestComplete with HP ALM on Windows Server 2019



I have an automation project running on Windows Server 2016, using HP ALM as a Test Management Application and I want to use the same tests on Windows Server 2019. Everything goes ok, until I want to start the execution from ALM.


When the ALM test has to create an instance of TestExecute in order to open the project and run the test, the TestExecute application cannot be started and I found the following log in Event Viewer:


Event ID: 10000, DistributedDCOM


Unable to start a DCOM Server: {07D....}. The error: "0"

Happened while starting this command:

C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartBear\TestExecute 14\Bin\TestExecute.exe -Embedding



  • I created the setup as I did on WS 2016, where everything runs ok
  • The TDConnection.exe (ALM Connectivity) tool is installed
  • TestComplete and TestExecute version: 14.81
  • HP ALM version: 12.55
  • In the ALM Test script, the error is generated by line: 
    •    Set TestExecuteApp = CreateObject("TestExecute.TestExecuteApplication.14")
  • Hi Marsha_R,


    Before writing, I also looked at the instructions and tried to troubleshoot the problem. In the end, I found a solution that worked for me:

    In TestExecute Options I had to disable the Enable support for testing Windows Store applications.



    On Windows Server 2016, it works even if I have the option enabled.


    Hope this will also work for others




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