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Logon options for service are greyed out after adding Managed Service account 2012 R2

    Question

  • I have created a managed service account and added it to the Windows Update Service.

    It says the account has been given logon as service rights and then says to take affect restart the service.

    The service wont restart and gives the following error: Error 1079. the account specified for this service is different from the account specified for the other services running in the same process.

    I have set this account on the time service which has no dependencies and none of the services will start.

    when it comes to changed the logon details back I cant because all logon options are greyed out

    Am I missing something. How do I get a service to correctly start using a managed service account.

    I am currently working through the lab for the 70-411 exam

    I've checked gpo settings and can see nothing obvious that would grey out the properties box

    cheers Mike


    Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:43 PM

Answers

  • > The service wont restart and gives the following error: Error 1079. the
    > account specified for this service is different from the account
    > specified for the other services running in the same process.
     
    By default, Windows Update runs in the same service host process as
    Appinfo, BITS, gpsvc and numerous others. This is why we see
    "WIN32_SHARE PROCESS" here:
     
    SERVICE_NAME: wuauserv
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
            ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
            BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
            LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
            TAG                : 0
            DISPLAY_NAME       : Windows Update
            DEPENDENCIES       : rpcss
            SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
     
    To use a different account for wuauserv only, you need to make wuauserv
    a "standalone" service:
     
    sc config wuauserv type= own
     
    (the "type= own" is NOT a typo...)
     
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost for more information.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Friday, January 30, 2015 7:38 AM

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  • > The service wont restart and gives the following error: Error 1079. the
    > account specified for this service is different from the account
    > specified for the other services running in the same process.
     
    By default, Windows Update runs in the same service host process as
    Appinfo, BITS, gpsvc and numerous others. This is why we see
    "WIN32_SHARE PROCESS" here:
     
    SERVICE_NAME: wuauserv
            TYPE               : 20  WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
            START_TYPE         : 3   DEMAND_START
            ERROR_CONTROL      : 1   NORMAL
            BINARY_PATH_NAME   : C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
            LOAD_ORDER_GROUP   :
            TAG                : 0
            DISPLAY_NAME       : Windows Update
            DEPENDENCIES       : rpcss
            SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem
     
    To use a different account for wuauserv only, you need to make wuauserv
    a "standalone" service:
     
    sc config wuauserv type= own
     
    (the "type= own" is NOT a typo...)
     
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost for more information.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Friday, January 30, 2015 7:38 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    I've got the same issue while I'm trying to use the managed service accounts in our organisation. You can change the greyed-out status using this command:

    sc managedaccount<servicename> false

    After that the greyed-out status disappears.

    Ozan

    • Proposed as answer by esmo Monday, November 28, 2016 7:30 AM
    Monday, October 12, 2015 12:07 PM
  • Thanks  Ozam. it works for me
    Monday, July 24, 2017 12:57 PM