"Error 1068" Error Message When You Try to Turn On Internet Connection Sharing

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Symptoms
When you run the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard, you may receive one of the following error messages:
An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start.
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1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.
Resolution
To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Here's an easy fix" section. If you prefer to fix this problem manually, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Here's an easy fix

To fix this problem automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
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  • If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

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To resolve this issue, make sure that all dependent services have been started. To do this, follow these steps:  
  1. Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
  2. Under Pick a Task, click Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems.
  3. In the Tools area, click System Configuration Utility.
  4. In the right pane, click Open System Configuration Utility. This opens the System Configuration Utility.
  5. Click the Services tab.
  6. Make sure all the following services are turned on. To turn on a service, click to select the check box.
    • Application Layer Gateway Service
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness (NLA)
    • Plug and Play
    • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
    • Remote Access Connection Manager
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Telephony
  7. Click OK, and then click Restart.
  8. After Windows restarts, rerun the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard.
References
For additional information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241584 Service Does Not Start and Displays "Error 1058"

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Article ID: 827328 - Last Review: 08/05/2016 07:35:00 - Revision: 4.0

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