I have an odd problem. I am new to a company, replacing the old sysadmin so am working on a machine I don't really know the history of. This is on a 2000 Server with SP4 (It is _NOT_ NT) and most of its windows updates. Anyway I need to install DNS which was easy enough to do, but when I try to start the service, it give me an error:
Could not start the DNS Server service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
And it adds this to the event log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7001
Time: 3:42:04 PM
The DNS Server service depends on the NT LM Security Support Provider service which failed to start because of the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
So when I try to start the NT LM Security Support Provider it doesn't have that option. When I try for properties it says:
Unable to open service NT LM Security Support Provider for reading on Local Computer.
Error 5: Access is denied.
I am an admin on the machine.
If I try to start it from the cmd it gives me the same access is denied error. I have a few other services acting the same way (NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing, Routing and Remote Access, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service and Telnet).
Other then this the machine seems fine, the device manager has no X's, the event viewer doesn't seem to have much in the way of unexplained errors. Everything seems ok.
Any thoughts on how I can fix this?