Tomas I Tomas I - 1 month ago 6
C# Question

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Retrieving the COM class factory for Word Interop fails with error 80070005.

I have a problem with a C# ASP .NET project in Visual Studio 2008
This problem started when I reinstalled my computer with Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). To this I'm also using Office 2007.

The error message I'm getting is:

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {000209FF-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} failed due to the following error: 80070005.
at xxx.Utility.WordDocument..ctor(String filePath, HttpServerUtility util)
at customer_communication.BuCreate_click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in c:\xxx\Website\customer\communication.aspx.cs:line 127

If anyone can help me I would rely appreciate it.

Answer Source

Here is my fix for this problem:

I'm using Win 7 64bit and Office 2007

Run program "dcomcnfg -32". ( You cant find the word and excel components if it runs under 64bit)

Go to "Console Root/Component Services/Computer/My Computer/DCOM Config/" Look up Microsoft Word and Excel and choose properties.

Go to Security and select "Customize" under "Configuration Permissions. (If needed you might want to change the other permissions as well, but I didn't need to) Add "IIS_IUSRS" and give it "Full Control".

Now go to "Identity" and select "The interactive user".

Do not forget to press "OK" when done. :D

I Hope this helps you with your problem and also the rest who gets here and read this.