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


KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2478117


INTRODUCTION

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

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  2. gore says:

    this sucks no help at all, I tried the micro fix it then restart PC and nothing, I can't start the app identity any help with that?????

  3. Nish says:

    Just go into the login properties of the service you are trying to start and select “This Account”. Browse your computer and find the “Local Service” account. Wipe out the password so that it is blank and apply. You will be presented with a dialog stating the that the account has been granted the login as a service right. Then start your service. That should fix your problem.

  4. Mehrdad says:

    Thank you Nish

  5. abhijit says:

    thanx nish

  6. DebbieM says:

    I have been working on this fix for 2 days. I tried 10 different fixes, they all failed. This fix works. THANK YOU

  7. Jim H says:

    I tried the fix. I got the message stating that the account was granted the login as a service right. Still doesn’t work.