starting services -- access denied


I have local administrator privilege on my NT 4.0 workstation.  For some reason I cannot start Norton Antivirus services.  The error being Access denied.

What should I do?  Reload Norton?  Is there a better way?
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This is a security problem. Is it possible that you have local admin right but no right for starting services..

Can you go to the services in control panel en start it there??


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Go to the Startup of the Norton Antivirus service and tell it to run in the context of your administrative account.
I've seen this before with other services.  It may not be a security problem, but rather a problem with file in use.

I've had this with SQL, and the only way around it is to re-install.
Have you changed the Admin password for that machine? Has norton ever worked? Did you install Norton over the network?

What if you start the service from a other PC via servermanager?

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