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MMC cannot open the file c:\windows\system32\services.msc no matter what i do
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Question by:davehannum13
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by:Pete Long
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start >run >services.msc  ???
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controlpanel >admin tools >services ??

If neither work just copy it from a working system
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by:davehannum13
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"MMC cannot open services.msc

This may be because the file does not exist, it is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC.

This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file."

Is the error no matter what I do.
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Are you an administrator on the machine?
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by:davehannum13
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yes I am an adminstrator and I have tried copying this file from another machine as well
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try replacing services.exe in the same folder
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