The Diagnostic Service Host service failed to start


  • HI does any one have a definitive ansewer to this problem. The Diagnostic Service Host service failed to start due to the following error

    please if you know how to fix this let me know.




    Friday, September 03, 2010 3:26 AM

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  • Hi Rich,


    Could you please let us know the exact error message of this issue? Also, you can capture a screenshot of the error message by the steps below:


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    Monday, September 06, 2010 8:15 AM

    This is the event log data:

    Log Name:      System
    Source:        Service Control Manager
    Date:          13/07/2011 13:17:21
    Event ID:      7000
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      UKTEST
    The Diagnostic Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:
    A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration. You may use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (services.msc) and the Local Security Settings MMC snap-in (secpol.msc) to view the service configuration and the account configuration.
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="">
        <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7000</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-07-13T12:17:21.907634300Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="560" ThreadID="6076" />
        <Security />
        <Data Name="param1">Diagnostic Service Host</Data>
        <Data Name="param2">%%1297</Data>

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Here you go! You can fix the privileges using Local Security Policy.

    REF: FIM 2010: SSPR: Diagnostic Service Host Service Failed To Start | ADdict for solution.


    Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
    Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 5:30 AM