Service Control Manager - Database is locked, I need to unlock it
Posted on 2010-08-27
I have a server where the Service Control Manager database has been locked for several days. I've been doing some reading and it looks like it is supposed to lock/unlock when starting services, but unfortunately ours remained locked somehow.
From my research I've found that there is an unlock procedure using the U parameter, but I can't find syntax anywhere. The lock command is 'sc lock'. Does anyone know the unlock command? Can I harm anything by unlocking it after it has entered a frozen locked state?
Thanks in advance!