Solved

Local Admin - Error when running SC command from command prompt -- [SC] OpenService FAILED 5:  Access is denied.

Posted on 2011-09-12
3
2,565 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to figure out how to stop then start a service from a command prompt on a Windows 2008 server.  I am not a domain administrator, but I am a local administrator on the server I am trying to do this on.  If I am remoted into the server, and I open a command prompt and type "sc stop <service_name>", I see the following:

C:\>sc stop <service_name>
[SC] OpenService FAILED 5:

Access is denied.

Open in new window


Am I able to use the sc command in this manner?  Is there another alternative for stopping then starting a service?
0
Comment
Question by:sah18
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Subhashish Laha earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Did you try opening Command Prompt by right click and selecting "Run as Administrator"? If not then try it, it should resolve the problem.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Comment

by:sah18
Comment Utility
subhashishlaha - perfect, that was exactly it.  quick followup on this -- I really want to run this in a batch file.  How do I do the equivalent you mentioned (running as Administrator) when running this in a batch?  I'll award points right now, as I understand this is beyond my initial question.  If you happen to know how, though, I'd greatly appreciate the help!
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Subhashish Laha
Comment Utility
@Sah18

Good to know that you got the resolution and thank you for the points.

Please create new question for your query, will reply to that.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now