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Server Service refused to start: Access denied

    Question

  • Hello,

    I am trying to start a service:

    - Server Service

    General: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    Log On: Local System Account

    This service has no dependency.

    I am getting an access denied... I am a Local Administrator on this server.

    Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Service Pack 2

    PAE Enabled.

    Which other place should I verify?

    Thanks,

    Dom


    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager


    • Edited by Felyjos Monday, June 18, 2012 8:51 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2012 8:43 PM

Answers

  • I would check that KB; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932762

    "Could not start the Server service on Local Computer.
    Error 5: Access is denied. "

    Description of the error from that KB: The problem is most likely to occur if some third-party server becomes the master browser. When a Windows-based server is the master browser, it does not let any host that is advertising its share to use a server comment that is larger than 48 bytes. When a third-party server message block (SMB) server becomes the master browser, it lets a host use a server comment that is larger than 48 bytes. In this case, when a Windows Server receives and tries to process the browser list, the Server service crashes. This behavior occurs because there is an overflow that eventually leads to a heap corruption.


    MCP | MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring



    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:59 AM
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  • That doesn't sound correct about dependencies. The server service typically gets started when you bind File and Printer Sharing to the network connection.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, June 18, 2012 8:57 PM
  • Hello Dave,

    Nothing like this for me on any of the server having trouble so far .

    Any other idea?

    Thanks,

    Dom


    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager

    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:14 PM
  • Is File and Printer Sharing bound to the network connection?

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:22 PM
  • Yes it is ...


    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager

    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:48 PM
  • My bad I was looking on 2008 R2 server service properties. I'd check the system event log for errors since last boot.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:53 PM
  • No problem... so reset and see if you have idea about the Server Service stopping unexpectively and refusing to start... except through a reboot

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager


    • Edited by Felyjos Monday, June 18, 2012 11:58 PM
    Monday, June 18, 2012 11:57 PM
  • Sorry, didn't understand this. Is this a new setup or has this been running? What was recently changed with server? Also check system event log.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:09 AM
  • I would check that KB; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932762

    "Could not start the Server service on Local Computer.
    Error 5: Access is denied. "

    Description of the error from that KB: The problem is most likely to occur if some third-party server becomes the master browser. When a Windows-based server is the master browser, it does not let any host that is advertising its share to use a server comment that is larger than 48 bytes. When a third-party server message block (SMB) server becomes the master browser, it lets a host use a server comment that is larger than 48 bytes. In this case, when a Windows Server receives and tries to process the browser list, the Server service crashes. This behavior occurs because there is an overflow that eventually leads to a heap corruption.


    MCP | MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring



    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:59 AM
    Moderator
  • Sorry, didn't understand this. Is this a new setup or has this been running? What was recently changed with server? Also check system event log.


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Hi Dave,

    It has been running for months and suddenly several services stopped "unexpectively" as stated in the Event Log and now I could not start them (: ...

    Thanks,

    Dom


    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:35 AM
  • Let me check this path...

    Thanks,

    Dom


    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:36 AM
  • Hi,
     
    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.
      
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    Kevin
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:28 AM
  • I will when I get chance...

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 / System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 / Forefront Client Security / Forefront Identity Manager

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:12 AM
  • Did you find the solution for this?

    Monday, July 01, 2013 6:40 AM
  • the Microsoft hotfix (WindowsServer2003-KB932762-x86-ENU.exe) did not resolve the issue.

    theare are lot of service which are automatic by default but not starting at all. mainly automatic updates, browser service, server service, workstation service are all refusing to start. the other automatic services which are not starting are dependent on the workstation or server service.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:17 PM