Event Error ID 10016


This application-specific Event Error ID 10016 occurs when the COM server application does not have adequate activation permissions. Some users reported the error after installation of certain patches.

Granting adequate permissions to local or remote administrator might solve this issue.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Assign Registry Security Permissions

Some of your Registry entries do not have adequate read/ write permissions. Failure to access the data stored in the Registry causes an event error.

  1. Press Windows Key + R simultaneously.
  2. Type RegEdit in the newly opened dialog box.
  3. Click OK or press ENTER.
  4. Locate the following subkey:
  5. Right-click the subkey {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47c8-AFC4-AB702511C276} and select Permissions.
  6. Click the Security tab.
  7. Check-up Allow box ahead of the Full Control.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Go to the following subkey:
  10. Set adequate permissions to the {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} subkey.
  11. Exit the Registry Editor.

Change Runtime Broker Security Configs

You could have previously spotted the Runtime Broker process in the Task Manager. This process is known for using a higher amount of your memory. You might have to customize its security settings in the following manner:

  1. Type DComCnfg in the Search Box and open it from the Search Results.
  2. It opens the Component Services tool.
  3. Expand the following nodes in the left-hand side panel:
    • Console Root | Component Services | Computers | My Computer | DCOM Config
  4. In the right-hand side panel, right click on RuntimeBroker and select Properties from the context menu.
  5. Click the Security tab in the RuntimeBroker Properties dialog box.
  6. Select Customize.
  7. Click on Edit under the Launch and Activation Permissions.
  8. Enable access to your computer’s Administrator and then apply the new changes.
  9. Close the dialog and restart your computer.

Delete OLE Entries To Fix Event Error ID 10016

Your computer might have failed to retrieve accurate information from the OLE Registry entries.

  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. Open the following subkey:
  4. Delete the following strings:
    • DefaultAccessPermission
    • DefaultLaunchPermission
    • MachineAccessRestriction
    • MachineLaunchRestriction
  5. Exit the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Perform System File Checker

System File Checker is a powerful utility located in the System32 folder of your primary partition. This utility, which can be initiated using the Windows Command Prompt, is used to scan and repair issues related to operating system files and components.

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Execute the following command:
    • SFC /ScanNow
  3. After completion of the procedure, restart your computer.

Restore PC to a Functional Restore Point

System Restore is a feature that rollbacks your computer to an earlier point in the past. This feature, which is an essential part of your system settings, enables you to rollback unwanted changes that might trigger serious runtime errors and crashes. Restoring your computer to a functional restore point can fix the core issue.

  1. Right-click This PC icon on your Desktop.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click Advanced system settings on the left.
  4. Click the System Protection tab.
  5. Click System Restore.
  6. Click Next on the welcome page.
  7. Select a restore point you’d like to apply, and click Next.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to fix Event Error ID 10016.


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