Service control manager logs no events

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by OriVlk, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. OriVlk

    OriVlk Guest

    The "Service control manager" logs no events to the "System Event Log" on
    some Active Directory Domain Controllers (DCs) running the Windows Server
    2003. The Event Logs on the others (in the same AD forest) contain the right
    records when (any) service is being started, stopped or accidentally fails.
    In addition, some DCs affected by this issue are experiencing an additional
    problem, that some services (no relationship found) are stopped several times
    per day without any evident reason (and without any event recorded into the
    "Event Log").

    Could anyone help me please how to "enable" the logging for the "Service
    control manager" and, in the best case, how to detect, why some services are
    randomly terminated?

    Note: The system is protected by the latest version of the Symantec
    Antivirus software claiming that no infection is detected...
     
    OriVlk, Dec 1, 2008
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  2. OriVlk

    Dave Patrick Guest

    This one may apply.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899416


    If not the file may be corrupt. Control Panel|Administrative
    Tools|Services|Event Log Service|General, set the "Startup Type:" to
    "Disabled" restart the pc, then delete (or move) the corrupt *.evt file(s)
    from %systemroot%\system32\config then set the Event Log Service "Startup
    Type:" back to "Automatic", restart for effect.


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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    Dave Patrick, Dec 1, 2008
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  3. OriVlk

    OriVlk Guest

    Thank you for the hint.
    Unfortunately, it's not the case. The Event Log files seem to be healthy.
    The other event sources are able to record their events as needed. The only
    events missing are those from the "Service control manager". In addition, the
    referenced KB article suggests to install the SP2, but some of the affected
    servers are running the SP2 already...
     
    OriVlk, Dec 1, 2008
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Dave Patrick, Dec 1, 2008
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  5. OriVlk

    OriVlk Guest

    Great! It's a horrible workaround, but it works!
    Thanks a lot!
    The only remaining task now is to find out why the services are terminated
    unexpectedly. Let's hope the "Event Log" will provide some clue...
     
    OriVlk, Dec 1, 2008
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  6. OriVlk

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Good to hear. You're welcome.


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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    Dave Patrick, Dec 1, 2008
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