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    Windows services. A little help needed.

    A teacher informed me of a machine reporting the "roaming profile not found" error. After a bit of digging, it seems that neither the Workstation nor Server services are starting after reboot. They start without issue if I log on to the machine and do it manually, so even though they're set to Automatic startup, is there a reason why they're not doing as they're told?

    I've been browsing the event logs, but nothing's appearing so far.

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    How about setting them to manual activation, restart the machine, set them back to automatic and restarting again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
    How about setting them to manual activation, restart the machine, set them back to automatic and restarting again?
    I'll give it a go. Let's see what happens...

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    Conficker stops these services, have you checked you're clean?

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    Are they set to continuously restart after failure - rather than just restarting once or twice?

    Failing that, an if you can't re-image the machine. - Script the services to start upon Machine start up. It's a messy way of doing it but if it works for you then it shouldn't be a problem.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    Conficker stops these services, have you checked you're clean?
    Well an nmap scan of the machine says that it's likely not infected, so that's ok. I'd already run one scan of the network when conficker was announced, and all the machines update regularly, so I wasn't too concerned.

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    lot's of different variants now though :-( - could schedule a task or something as rudimentary as VBS to invoke the service start every 1hr or so and on computer startup like the other guys have said. Presumably all up to date on Windows updates... etc?



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