unable to open service control manager database

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I've given my HelpDesk rights to restart Print Spoolers on our servers via GPO but when they to go open services remotely they get error 'unable to open service control manager database'.

They only way I can get them in to restart the service is allow them terminal services access.  I would prefer no doing this.

I'm using Windows 2003 servers SP1 some SP2
Question by:dunersbsquad
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    Put them in the Print Operators group. That should give them the access they need.
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    by:Jeremy Weisinger
    Sorry, disregard my post.

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    NET STOP will not stop/start for a remote server

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    In case anyone is interested I found the issue.  It is a SP1 problem.

    Here is the fix
    Run this on the command line.
    sc sdset scmanager

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