Error 1083 when trying to start Automatic Updates or BITS on a Windows Server 2003 64 bit machine

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Hi,
Each time I try to start Automatic Updates or BITS on my 2003 64 bit server I receive the following error:
'Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer.  Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run does not implement the service.'  

If anybody can help me get these services started so I can get the latest Microsoft updates I would greatly appreciate it!


Thanks,
Dan
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Commented:
Activate the following services:
1.Automatic Updates
2.Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
3.Cryptographic Services
4.Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
5.System Restore Service
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?&lang=en&cr=US&guid=&sloc=en-us&dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&p=1&tid=8a55ba9a-a518-46d5-8262-9b408678b645&mid=8a55ba9a-a518-46d5-8262-9b408678b645 

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If you continue to have isses beyond this solution, try Windows Security Services Fix. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/wscsvcfix.htm

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