Connection Failed when using a custom SMS 2003 console

Yet again, the usual annoyance with bloody Server 2003 SP1…argh!!! And now we have SP2 to play with too…what’s this one going to screw up I wonder…

If you’ve upgraded to 2003 SP1 on a server that has SMS2003, any delegated users that use the SMS console (e.g. for the remote control tools) will lose connectivity. See KB913000 article for assistance. It gets you to add a user or group to the ‘Distributed COM Users’ local group. God I should have known that one by now…
I found out a bit more about ‘why’ that makes it work and found the following article where you can give a security group remote launch and activation permissions.