Win 2008 GF 3.1.2 b12.
Executed validate-dcom against localhost:
asadmin validate-dcom localhost
Enter AS_ADMIN_WINDOWSPASSWORD password>
Enter AS_ADMIN_WINDOWSPASSWORD password again>
Successfully resolved host name to: localhost/127.0.0.1
Successfully connected to DCOM Port at port 135 on host localhost.
Can't connect to NetBIOS Session Service at port 139 on host localhost.
This is usually caused by a firewall blocking the port or the Server Service bei
ng stopped. : Connection refused: connect
Successfully connected to Windows Shares at port 445 on host localhost.
Command validate-dcom failed.
I believe in this case validate-dcom gave a wrong status. It works if to use machine name instead of "localhost" and create-node-dcom works with nodehost=localhost.