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Windows 7: Can not turn on Windows Security Center Service

07 Aug 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Good People,
I manage to be able to change the start type by taking ownership of wscsvc.dll which was owned by TrustedInstaller.

That solved the problem that i couldn't change the start type in the Startup Type column of Services.MSC.

Now, though no matter which way I choose, I can start the WSCsvc (Security Center service). I keep getting following error msg:

Can not turn on Windows Security Center Service-accessdeniedtostartsecurityservice.png

On my Asus netbook I do not have this problem.

Anyone got any ideas?

I do appreciate the advice given. I really don't even know if and when the service in reality should be started. I've read the text shown in Services.msc but that was not written by someone in the trenches.




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08 Aug 2010   #12
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Let's see if Screen317's Security Check shows anything:

Download Security Check from "http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/SecurityCheck.exe" or "http://screen317.changelog.fr/SecurityCheck.exe"
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
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08 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Results of Security Check:
checkup.txt


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08 Aug 2010   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The log results ...

Quote:
Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.5
Windows 7 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 8
``````````````````````````````
Antivirus/Firewall Check:
Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate!
Windows Firewall Enabled!
Microsoft Security Essentials
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
```````````````````````````````
Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:
CCleaner
Auslogics Registry Cleaner
Java(TM) 6 Update 20
Out of date Java installed!
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64
Adobe Reader 9.3.3
Mozilla Firefox (3.6.8)
````````````````````````````````
Process Check:
objlist.exe by Laurent
Windows Defender MSMpEng.exe
Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe
Microsoft Security Client Antimalware MsMpEng.exe
Microsoft Security Client Antimalware NisSrv.exe
````````````````````````````````
DNS Vulnerability Check:
GREAT! (Not vulnerable to DNS cache poisoning)
``````````End of Log````````````
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08 Aug 2010   #15
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The problem is and has been as posted in my first msg.

I can not turn the security center service on.

By taking ownership of wscsvc and then giving myself full control I was able to change the Startup type. However, no matter which startup mode, I could not 'Start' wscsvc.

All start attempts produced the error msg about access denied.

I've, with RevoUnstaller, removed many programs just to make sure that they weren't interfering.
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08 Aug 2010   #16
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Taken from here ... Event ID 7000 Source service control manager

Quote:
Service: Security Center, error: "The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service." - From a newsgroup post: "There are two registry entries you should check in order to ensure that they have the correct values.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services. Scroll to locate and single-click on wscsvc, look in the right-hand panel for the value named ImagePath. Under the Data column, it should read: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Now, double-click on or click the + sign beside wscsvc, single-click on Parameters and look in the right-hand panel for the value named ServiceDll. Under the Data column, it should read: %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\wscsvc.dll.

If the above values are correct, then the wscsvc.dll file may be corrupted. There is a copy of this file in the Windows\System32\dllcache folder (the dllcache folder is a hidden system folder, so you'll need to set your folder options to Show hidden files and folders and uncheck the checkbox next to Hide protected operating system files). Copy the wscsvc.dll file from this folder into the Windows\System32 folder".
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08 Aug 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Yup! I was just checking that!

Another thing is to make sure the dependencies to the Security Center service are running:
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Automatic, Log On As: Network Service
  • Windows Management Instrumentation, Automatic, Log On As: Local System
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09 Aug 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

All suggestions have been followed.

I do recommend perhaps checking this advice against your own registry entry. I fortunately had a good machine, also not networked, to compare against.
Code:
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services.  Scroll to locate and single-click on wscsvc, look in the right-hand  panel for the value named ImagePath. Under the Data column, it should  read: %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
I finally gave up and used a Window Backup & Restore system image which did not exhibit the problem.

Thanks for suggestions. Hope my problem is an exception although googling indicates that I'm not alone and that many never found a solution.
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09 Aug 2010   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Karl, this what I found on my machine:


Attached Images
Can not turn on Windows Security Center Service-wscsvc.jpg 
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09 Aug 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Precisely. The ImagePath value shown does not agree with the previous text.
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