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Services fail to start and you receive an Error 1079 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7
Article ID: 2478117 - View products that this article applies to.
One of more of the following services may fail to start on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7:
• Windows Time (W32Time)
Additionally, when trying to start the service manually, you may receive the following error message:
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process
The issue may occur if the service is started by the Local System account instead of by the Local Service account (NT AUTHORITY\LocalService). The Local System account may have insufficient permissions to start the service.
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
Fix this problem
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Set the service and any dependent services to run under the NT AUTHORITY\LocalService account.
For example, for the Windows Firewall service, follow the steps:
1. Click Start, type "Services.msc” in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER,
Article ID: 2478117 - Last Review: April 26, 2011 - Revision: 3.0