Anyone who runs SharePoint 2007 for more than a couple days quickly becomes familiar with the litany of errors that show up in the even log. Even scarier is the series of random fixes we some how seems to put together. From the Local Activation error to authentication errors it's startling just how many error codes you can look at and say "oh yeah, you just need to head into the registry and... or yeah that's under the Central Admin...".
Here's another one, the error is:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Event
Category: Launcher Service
Event ID: 6102
Time: 10:10:55 PM
Description: LoadBalancer.RegisterLauncher failed: Unable to connect to the remote server.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
This usually happens when the Document Conversions Load Balancer Service is using a bad service account. Try the following.
Configuring Service Accounts
- Head to the Central Administration->Operations. Under Security Configuration click on Service account.
- Click the Windows Service radio button and select Document Conversions Load Balancer Service. Ensure that it is set to a proper service account.
Give it a good 20 minutes to make sure that this is really fixing the problem. If it doesn't then try and you don't want to run the service in the first place then you can just stop the service.
Stopping Services on the Server/Farm
- Open up the Central Administration->Operations->Services on Server.
- Click Stop next to the Document Conversions Load Balance Service. You may want to stop the Document Conversions Launcher Service too.
Still waiting for a stock install of SharePoint 2007 to run without screaming red in the event log (even with SP1).