Re: service on DC fails on machine startup

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Subject: Re: service on DC fails on machine startup
Posted by:  Paul Bergson [MVP-DS] (
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007

You can set dependencies on services

Paul Bergson
MVP - Directory Services
MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
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"Cam" <C…> wrote in message
> 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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service on DC fails on machine startup posted by Cam on Tue, 18 Dec 2007