Component Object Model (COM) Error – TBS_E_SERVICE_NOT_RUNNING 0x80284008

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “TBS_E_SERVICE_NOT_RUNNING 0x80284008” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The TBS service is not running and could not be started.