Windows was unable to open service WdiServiceHost for writing on local computer


B

Black Baptist

Anyone know a fix for the error Windows was unable to open service
WdiServiceHost for writing on local computer
 
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R

Rick Rogers

Hi,

It may be the service itself or a missing dependency. Normally, this service
is not set to start automatically but rather manually (on demand). Run
services.msc from the start/search line and scroll down to the Diagnostic
Service Host. Double click it and check the settings to ensure it's set for
manual. On the Recovery tab, you may want to set the first failure option to
restart the service.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
 
B

Black Baptist

It's set to manual and has no dependencys also the start stop buttons
are greyed out the recovery tab gives this error Windows was unable to
open service WdiServiceHost for writing on local computer.
 
B

Black Baptist

Followup I get this in eventviewer The Diagnostic Service Host service
failed to start due to the following error:
A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not
exist in the service account configuration. You may use the Services
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (services.msc) and the
Local Security Settings MMC snap-in (secpol.msc) to view the service
configuration and the account configuration.
 
B

Black Baptist

What account shows as being used on the logon tab of the service's
properties? It should be Local Service - have you disabled any of the system
accounts?
It is Local Service and I haven't disabled any accounts. I think I'm
missing a file/folder for it.
 
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B

Black Baptist

What account shows as being used on the logon tab of the service's
properties? It should be Local Service - have you disabled any of the system
accounts?
I deleted the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WdiServiceHost\Security
key and the start button is no longer gryed out but I now get this
error when I click the start button...
 
B

Black Baptist

To get the start stop buttons to stop being greyed out. I put it back
though because it didn't help.
 
M

Mark Goldhamer

this is related to
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment \ Profile System Performance

and the WdiServiceHost acccount

and there is commentary in:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000705/en-us

relate to SID
*S-1-5-32-544

In our case we were enforcing what accounts could do things and Windows 7 has one more account that needs to be able to have permission.....but it isn't easy to get it back in there if you ever stripped it out.

Sorry this is cryptic, but our solution hasn't been implemented yet.
 
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M

Mark Goldhamer

this is related to
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment \ Profile System Performance

and the WdiServiceHost acccount

and there is commentary in:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000705/en-us

relate to SID
*S-1-5-32-544

In our case we were enforcing what accounts could do things and Windows 7 has one more account that needs to be able to have permission.....but it isn't easy to get it back in there if you ever stripped it out.

Sorry this is cryptic, but our solution hasn't been implemented yet.
 
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