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Security Center service is turned off, Error 1068

    Question

  • I have a Window Security Alert that indicates that the Security Center is turned off. When I attempt to turn it on I get the message:

    The Security Center service can't be started.

    I tried opening 'services,' clicking 'automatic' under 'security center properties' (it was set as automatic delay mode before) and tried pushing 'start.' When I did that, I got the message: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

    How can I fix this?


    Saturday, August 06, 2011 6:20 PM

Answers

  • In Security Centre's Properties in Services there is a Dependency tab. Make
    sure each service on that tab is started.
     
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    "estherGSC" wrote in message news:b763ba63-0cf4-48e2-b69d-5235271902ca...
    >I have a Window Security Alert that indicates that the Security Center is
    >turned off. When I attempt to turn it on I get the message:
    >
    > The Security Center service can't be started.
    >
    > I tried opening 'services,' clicking 'automatic' under 'security center
    > properties' (it was set as automatic delay mode before) and tried pushing
    > 'start.' When I did that, I got the message: Error 1068: The dependency
    > service or group failed to start.
    >
    > How can I fix this?
    >
    >
     
     
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 9:19 PM

All replies

  • In Security Centre's Properties in Services there is a Dependency tab. Make
    sure each service on that tab is started.
     
    --
    ..
    --
    "estherGSC" wrote in message news:b763ba63-0cf4-48e2-b69d-5235271902ca...
    >I have a Window Security Alert that indicates that the Security Center is
    >turned off. When I attempt to turn it on I get the message:
    >
    > The Security Center service can't be started.
    >
    > I tried opening 'services,' clicking 'automatic' under 'security center
    > properties' (it was set as automatic delay mode before) and tried pushing
    > 'start.' When I did that, I got the message: Error 1068: The dependency
    > service or group failed to start.
    >
    > How can I fix this?
    >
    >
     
     
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 9:19 PM
  • Hi, you said.. "In Security Centre's Properties in Services there is a Dependency tab. Make
    sure each service on that tab is started."
    Okay. So here the dependencies are 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC)'
    and 'Windows Management Instrumentation'
    Thanks for the clues! This'll help when trying to fix other services that won't run too.
    Regards, pkn

    If my post was helpful - give it a Vote. If it helps solve your problem - propose it as Answer. ;-)
    • Proposed as answer by RashaY Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:23 PM
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 8:37 AM
  • go to start ->services.msc->check that  these services 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC)' and 'Windows Management Instrumentation' are set to automatic and start them then start "security center service". It should work :)

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:27 PM
  • go to start ->services.msc->check that  these services 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC)' and 'Windows Management Instrumentation' are set to automatic and start them then start "security center service". It should work :)


    It worked for me.
    Monday, June 24, 2013 1:17 PM
  • Hi! I have the same problem but I cannot start WMI nor the WSC. Is there any other way to overrun error 1068? Thanks!


    • Edited by afmpinto Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:06 AM
    Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:06 AM
  • You need to start the services from deep to shallow on the dependency tab.

    If you have a problem with a service then we need that error number.


    David Candy

    Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:43 PM
  • To configure and start Security Centre.
     
    Then Click Start - All Programs - Accessories - Right click Command Prompt and choose Run As Administrator. Type (or copy the below lines and one blank line underneath and right click in the command prompt window and choose Paste). This will start the dependent services in the correct order. Then turn it on once started.
     
    If you get an error message you can copy it by right clicking the window, choosing Mark, selecting the text, and press enter.
     
    sc start DCOMLaunch
    sc start RpcSs
    sc config Winmgmt start= auto
    sc start Winmgmt
    sc config Wscsvc start= auto
    sc start wscsvc
    

    David Candy

    Saturday, September 14, 2013 10:47 PM
  • Dear David,

    I'm having the exact same problem getting Security Center to start. WINMGMT appears to be the problem. Here's what I got when I ran the command prompts you provided:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>sc start DCOMLaunch
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

    An instance of the service is already running.


    C:\Windows\system32>sc start RpcSs
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1056:

    An instance of the service is already running.


    C:\Windows\system32>sc config Winmgmt start= auto
    [SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

    C:\Windows\system32>sc start Winmgmt

    SERVICE_NAME: Winmgmt
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            STATE              : 2  START_PENDING
                                    (NOT_STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
            WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
            SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
            CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
            WAIT_HINT          : 0x7d0
            PID                : 1184
            FLAGS              :

    C:\Windows\system32>sc config Wscsvc start= auto
    [SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS

    C:\Windows\system32>sc start wscsvc
    [SC] StartService FAILED 1068:

    The dependency service or group failed to start.


    C:\Windows\system32>

    Any suggestions how to fix?  Thanks much!

    Mike

    Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:54 AM
  • Run those commands twice. If Wimmgmt is exiting after starting you'll beable to start it each time you try, ratherthan getting StartService FAILED 1056:

    An instance of the service is already running the second time.

    WMI is Windows Management Instrumentation. It's part of Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and lives in c:\windows\system32\wbem.

     

    It's a way to monitor and control computers, one command works on either 1 or 10,000 computers at a time. Makes life easy if you have a lot of computers.

     

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Management_Instrumentation

     

    You can see these resources. They are all advanced.

     

    WMI Diagnosis Tool

     

    Read about version 2

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff404265.aspx

     

    Here's version 2.1 for download

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7684

     

    More about repair

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm

    .

    David Candy

    Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:01 AM
  • Also look in Event Logs for further info on why winmgmt is exiting. Use the time field. 


    David Candy

    Thursday, December 05, 2013 8:05 AM
  • 'Windows Management Instrumentation' did the trick for me. Thanks
    Saturday, February 01, 2014 7:20 AM