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I re-installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 from a Acronis backup on a computer which I thought had a RAID 1 drive but it turned-out the RAID drive was not properly installed so the system was installed on both drives as expected but they were not a proper RAID set.  As a result I have System32 on both C: drive and J: drive.

The problem is some of the services don't work properly.  Two such services are Wins and SVCHost.  When I look at Services in Services and Applications in Server Management I see the the Path to executable in the service pop-up refers to J:\WINDOWS\System32.

What can I do to get the path to these services changed to C: drive?

Thanks,
merdeka    
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You need to change Environment Variables.

To add or change environment variables

   1. Open Computer Management.
   2. In the console tree, right-click Computer Management (Local), and then click Properties.
   3. On the Advanced tab, under Environment Variables, click Settings.
   4. Select a user in the User variables for list.
   5. Click the name of the user or system variable you want to change or delete.
          * Click New to add a new variable name and value.
          * Click Edit to change a current variable name and value.
          * Click Delete to remove a variable name and value.
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Hi NaturaTek,

Before I read your reply I decided to re-install the O/S from scratch which took a number of days (I think the reason it took so long is that one of my HD's failed and this confused Acronis).  Anyway, it's working now.

It looks to me like your solution might work so I will grant you the points.

Thanks,
merdeka
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