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

Symptoms

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)
• Windows Event Log  (eventlog)
• Windows Firewall  (MpsSvc)

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

Cause

The issue may occur if the service is started by the Local System account instead of by theLocal Service account (NT AUTHORITY\LocalService). TheLocal System account may have insufficient permissions to start the service. 

Resolution

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

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
Microsoft Fix it 50671



Note This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD so that you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix it myself

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,
2. Locate and double click the Windows Firewall service.
3. Click the Log On tab,
4. In the This account text box, type “NT AUTHORITY\LocalService”,
5. Set both Password fields blank,
6. Click Apply and then OK,
7. Repeat these steps for the Base Filtering Engine service.
8. Restart both services.

More Information

Bemis 2143896   Windows Svr 2008 Std R2 AL/Problems with W32 time service switching from local service account back to network service account
SOX090415700031  "Windows Event Log" Service doesn't start
SOX090131700051    Base Filtering Engine service fails to start with "Error 5: Access is denied" error message
SOX050405700074   Error 1079 while starting the time service after installing SP1

Microsoft Internal Support Information

Steps to reproduce.

Product Bug Number:
Author ID (email alias):v-yuluo,stevenxu
Writer ID(email alias): timothyn
Tech Review ID (email alias): timothyn
Confirm Article has been Tech Reviewed: Yes
Confirm Article released for Publishing: Yes/No
Właściwości

Identyfikator artykułu: 2478117 — ostatni przegląd: 26.04.2011 — zmiana: 1

Opinia