Administrator account gets "access denied" with Microsoft Security Essentials RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently I wanted to restart Microsoft security essentials just as a way to cycle the process.  My account is an Administrator on the machine.  I disabled the built-in Admin account for security reasons.  After installing Security essentials and logged in with my admin account (created one), I was unable to restart essentials and got a message saying I didn't have the right privelages to restart the service.  Has anyone seen this issue before?


    JCtech1123, Cheers

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:55 AM


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  • Just to be clear - you created a local admin account?

    If not - make your admin account a local administrator.

    • Edited by cscpj Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:13 AM
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:12 AM
  • I did.  I also ran lusrmgr.msc in windows 7 to check that my (created) admin account was a member of the Administrators group.  It was.

    To go a step further I enabled the administrator account, logged in with it and tried to restart the client, and I got the same error.

    So now I am really confused, If my account has the ability to install the program how it is that I can't restart it?


    JCtech1123, Cheers

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:40 AM
  • Hi,

    Have you tried to reinstall Microsoft security essentials? Please try the suggestions in the following thread.

    Could not start Security Essentials Service.  Access Denied. Error Code 0X80070005.

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Joyce L Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Friday, June 12, 2015 5:30 AM
    Monday, May 25, 2015 9:36 AM