FWIW I just "caught" Automatic Maintenance causing 2 Errors both 10010 DistributedCOM. You are probably right, tbo2903 - there are a lot of issues waiting to be fixed in Windows 8.1. I am already crazy and paranoic, I don't need MS adding to that.
After Googling around, it appears it is next to impossible to disable Automatic Maintenance - and if it were, it's probably not a good idea to do so. So....LIVE WITH IT! DCOM errors are Microsoft's gift to Windows 8.1 users - lol!