Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service

Posted: 02-13-2008, 04:23 AM
Hi,
Running Vista and am logged on as a member of the Administrators group
and "owner" of C: drive, but cannot start the Diagnostic Policy
Service. Error 5: Access is denied.

Any suggestions how to solve this much appreciated!

Thank you,

Greg B.

Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service


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AlexB
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Re: Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service
Posted: 02-14-2008, 02:11 AM
You may try to add a group to Local Users and Groups: "Diagnostic Policy
Service" and add yourself to the group as a user.

"artzoop" <artzoop@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> Running Vista and am logged on as a member of the Administrators group
> and "owner" of C: drive, but cannot start the Diagnostic Policy
> Service. Error 5: Access is denied.
>
> Any suggestions how to solve this much appreciated!
>
> Thank you,
>
> Greg B.
artzoop
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Re: Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service
Posted: 02-15-2008, 05:41 PM

Thanks, Alex, for your response. I don't see how adding a new group
and me as a user would have any bearing on permissions to start/stop a
service?

Greg
Malke
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Re: Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service
Posted: 02-15-2008, 07:52 PM
artzoop wrote:
>
> Thanks, Alex, for your response. I don't see how adding a new group
> and me as a user would have any bearing on permissions to start/stop a
> service?
>
> Greg
It wouldn't. AlexB gives advice that is, at best, peculiar and wrong. You
need to run services.msc elevated. This isn't the same as being an
administrator in XP.

Start Orb>Search box>type: services.msc

When it appears above, right-click on it and choose "run as Administrator".
Now you'll have the permissions necessary to start the service. I'm
assuming this box is not a domain member.

Malke
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artzoop
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Re: Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service
Posted: 02-15-2008, 08:25 PM
Thank you, Malke. I ran services.msc as Administrator and tried to
start the DPS service, but I still get the same "Error 5: Access is
denied" messsage.

This computer is on a domain. Does that mean I have to be a domain
administrator? How about when I take this computer home (off the
domain) and login locally? Maybe your suggestion would work then.

I appreciate your help.

Greg


Malke
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Re: Cannot start Diagnostic Policy Service
Posted: 02-16-2008, 01:18 AM
artzoop wrote:
> Thank you, Malke. I ran services.msc as Administrator and tried to
> start the DPS service, but I still get the same "Error 5: Access is
> denied" messsage.
>
> This computer is on a domain. Does that mean I have to be a domain
> administrator? How about when I take this computer home (off the
> domain) and login locally? Maybe your suggestion would work then.
Yes, you must be a domain administrator to make changes to your services.
You don't need to take the machine home to log in locally. I absolutely am
not saying this to hurt your feelings, but based on this post I strongly
suggest you speak to your IT Dept. I get the distinct feeling that you were
thinking about taking the machine home and removing it from the domain
entirely (making it part of a Workgroup) and that will cause you a lot more
problems.

If I'm wrong about your skill level then I apologize.

Malke
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