server service not started

By telcock493 ·
I have a server and the server service will not start. The service is set to Automatic. I also restarted the server but that did not work for me.
when I try to restart the service, I recieve an Error#5 access denied.
Any reason why the service will be failing.

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"System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to server service not starte ...

When you are running "Net View" or/and ""Net Time" command line the error "System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied." may appear.

The following reasons may cause to the error message:

1. Time Synchronization problem.

2. Missing permission to access the remote computer (Share, NTFS, GPO).

3. Firewall and/or third party product may eliminate connection to the remote computer.

4. The computer account isn't disable (Or have expired computer account password)

or doesn?t exiting in the domain.

5. Active Directory replication problem may occur.


1. Verity correct time zone and clock synchronization:

Windows Time Service Technical Reference

2. Verity correct permissions on the remote host.

Tip: A useful tip that can be used is: (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

How to Use the Group Policy Results (GPResult.exe) Command Line Tool

3. Open the required ports on the remote computer.

4. Verity that the computer account is active and the computer connect to the domain.

Tip: A useful that can be used is: Netdom.exe Command Line Tool


5. Verity correct replication in the Active Directory Replication.

Troubleshooting File Replication Service


How to synchronize the time with the Windows Time service in Windows XP;en-us;q307897

In Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP, W32Time frequently logs Event ID 50, and poor time synchronization occurs;en-us;830092

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows XP;EN-US;q314054


* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
* Microsoft Windows XP Professional
* Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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Check account

by StealthWiFi In reply to server service not starte ...

Check the account that is trying to start the service.

Start > Run > Services.msc
Right Click Properties on service
Log On tab

Are you using Local System account or specifying an account?

If specifying try Local System.
If Local System try putting in the Administrator account and pass.

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