service on DC fails on machine startup

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Subject: service on DC fails on machine startup
Posted by:  Cam (C…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007

There is a service on one of two domain controllers that is configured to run
as a domain user. When the computer starts, this service fails for this
reason: "The account name is invalid or does not exist, or the password is
invalid for the account name specified." However, once the computer is up and
running, I can manually start the service.

It seems that the system is trying to start the service before the system is
ready to validate the account that the service is to run as. If this is the
case, is there a way to delay the start of the service or otherwise force the
service to start after another required component is running?

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