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"Error 1079" when you start the Remote Registry service

Published: May 08, 2005
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When you start the Remote Registry service using the Services applet, you may receive the following error message:

Could not start the Remote Registry 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.


To resolve the problem, try these steps:

  • Type Services.msc in Start, Run dialog

  • Locate and double-click the Remote Registry service from the list

  • Click the Log On tab

  • In the This account text box, type in NT AUTHORITY\LocalService

  • Set both the Password fields blank

  • Click Apply, OK

(The service now uses LocalService account, rather than LocalSystem account)

  • Restart Windows and set the Remote Registry service to Automatic or Manual, and then start the service.

More Information and related links

  • Remote Registry service by default runs under Local Service account, and it's default startup type is Automatic.

  • Changing the default service settings may prevent key services from running correctly. It is especially important to use caution when changing the Startup type and Log on as settings of services that are configured to start automatically.

Services permissions | Default settings for services | Managing services