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DotNetNuke, DCOM, Juicy Potato

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    Plesk is showing my server may be vulnerable to Juicy Potato exploit.  

    Apparently disabling DCOM on server will fix this.  The only other fix is to upgrade to Windows Server 2019.

    1. Does DNN need DCOM enabled? 

    2. If yes, is the only option to protect my server upgrading to 2019?

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      as far as I know, DCOM is not necessary for DNN - saying that, it could be possible that one of the 3rd party extensions you use or anything else on the server needs DCOM (and I can't say anything about that, as I don't know about it).

      I would try to turn it off and see what happens, but check if the Plesk components (or anything you use to access your server) need DCOM before you do that, otherwise you will lock out yourself...

      Happy DNNing!

      Michael Tobisch

      dnnWerk Austria
      DNN Connect

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        Here are the instructions How to disable DCOM support in Windows. I have it disabled and DNN runs fine.

        DNN Technology Team | Area Lead Testing | Read the manual https://dnndocs.com/index.html

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          My hosting company, DNN4Less.com, patched my server as soon as Juicy Potato was announced. 

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