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Windows Remote Management Service Fails to Start (error 1079)

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When I try to start the WinRm service, I receive the following error:

"Windows could not start the Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) service on Local Computer.

Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process."

The logon account is 'Local Service.' Can anyone tell me what other services run in the same process as WinRm? Or if the logon account is incorrect? Every article I've been able to find about 1079 is related to an incorrect logon account, but as far as I can tell, Local Service is correct.

Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Mine runs under "Network Service".
Which OS is this?
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Resolved.
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What did you do?
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WinRm does run as Network Service.
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So you mean you followed my suggestion?
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Yes. Switching it to Network Service did the trick.
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So in that case you're supposed to close the call and award points if I provided the solution rather than delete it!
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Thank you.
Glad it was something straightforward :)
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That's kinda why I tried to delete it. Didn't think it was a complex enough problem to be of any real consequence. But I guess it's possible someone else will have the same issue.
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How do I finish this problem with my remote desktop access

your computer can't connect to the remote compuer because the remote gateway serve address is unreachable or
incorrect
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getting this error message:

windows could not start the remote desktop services on local computer

error 1079: the account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services

running in the same process.

How to fix IT?
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I am working from a HP G71-34ous notebook, have a VPS that i am unable to connect to.

Getting this message when I try to connect to my VPS:

your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote desktop Gateway is Temporarily unavailable.
Try reconnecting later or contact your network administrator for assistance.
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