This article was previously published under Q159925
When you try to configure a service to start using something other thanthe system account in the Control Panel Services utility, you receive thefollowing error:
Cannot set the startup parameters for the <service> service. Error 1057 occurred: the account name in invalid or does not exist.
A password must be specified for the account in the "Log on As" dialogbox under This Account.
A set of asterisks are placed in the Password and Confirm Password boxesautomatically when a user account is chosen. Those asterisks do notnecessarily represent the correct password for the chosen account and anentry must be typed there. If no password is specified, this error occurs,however, Windows NT will accept the wrong password.
Ensure that the proper password is typed in for the Password andConfirm Password boxes for the user account chosen.