Service MMC property is disable ***500

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
After I reboot my Windows 2003 Server, I can double click on a Service in MMC, right click to use Property doesn't work neither.  The start, stop icons on the toolbar is grey out.

What setting in windows that control this? how can I turn it back on?

Please help
Question by:andreni78
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    Expert Comment

    Are you loggin in with a user with administrator rights?
    are you on a Domain?
    Is this server a Domain Controller?

    Author Comment

    this is a dedicated sever, running alone by itself, no domain, I am logging in as the administrator
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    open a DOS command prompt
    Try to start and stop some service:

    c:\> net start
    'this shows all started services

    c:\> net stop "VNC Server"
    'or any other service you think you can stop
    check if some error apperas in command line and event logs.

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