Event 7000, Diagnostic Service Host

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I'm getting the following Event 7000 error several times per second in my event log:

The Diagnostic Service Host service failed to start due to the following error:
A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration. You may use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (services.msc) and the Local Security Settings MMC snap-in (secpol.msc) to view the service configuration and the account configuration.

The machine is running Windows 7 Pro on a Windows Server 2008 domain.  It's the only Windows 7 machine on the network so I have no point of comparison to tell if it's an isolated issue with Win7 or a problem with the GPO or other server settings.

The Local Policies tree of the Local Security Policy snap-in is locked on both the workstation and the server, so I can't add or change users under the "Log on as a service" policy.
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Justin OwensITIL Problem Manager

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What is listed as the source of that Event?

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The source is the Service Control Manager.
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That is a very generic error which is generated when a process starts but unexpectedly fails.  There are literally thousands of causes for that error.  My best guess is that Windows 7 changes how it handle some security features.  Try this...

Edit group policy settings... edit Computer Configuration ->  Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local  Policies -> User Rights Assingment -> Profile system performance  ...

Check Define these settings and add Administrators and NT SERVICE\WdiServiceHost

You will need to do this from a Vista or Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, not from XP, Servers 2003 or 2008 NON R2.
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Brilliant!  You, sir, win 250 Internets.  Thanks so much.

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DrUltima provided the solution.
Justin OwensITIL Problem Manager

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Glad that took care of it for you.  If it hadn't, my next suggestion would be a voodoo chicken... ;-)

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Great solution, but what if I am on a win2k3 domain. What if the group policy on the Windows 7 machine will not let me add that user or any user account because the add user button is greyed out?

I am pulling my hair out ! Please don't say update to win2k8 domain, because it is not an option at this point.

Thank you,
Brad

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