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Windows Event Log Service Failed To Start - Access Denied

Jul 19

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Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:36:07 GMT  RssIcon

In Windows Server 2008 R2 edition you get the following error: "Windows could not start the Windows Event Log service on Local Compurter. Error 5: Access is denied." Follow these simple steps to restore functionality to the service.

Step 1: Log on to the Server with a user who has Administrator privileges and Click the Start button then select Run...

Step 2: Type regedit into the run prompt and click OK as shown below to open the Registry Editor:


Step 3: Navigate to the following Registry Key: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MPSSvc

Step 4: Grant full permission to the NT Service\MPSSvc account to the above registry key

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