I am experiencing the same issue, I have MGSP1 installed and made the recommended service/dcom settings, but sometimes MGserver will not start.
If anyone has a silver bullet for this problem, please share it with the rest of us!
Successfully configured MG 6.5 on winserver 2003 RC2 sp2, after having trouble logging from a remote ‘Author Station’.
I did the DCOM configuration as you instructed, for the ‘Everyone User’ after defining the Administrator wasn’t enough.
• Launch And Activate
• Access Permissions
• Configuration Permissions