RE: Error 5 after joining domain....
The error 5 means that there is no access to the service.
I have had familar problems by installing SP1, there was no access to the
EventLog service - and no way to get it.
I found that in some way, the "windows/system 32" folder was taken over
ownership and permissions by the user "Thrusted Installer" (which I don't
thrust at all). Chancing the ownership and permissions back to my account
made the service run and made me install SP1.
I don't know if it will help your problem away - but it is worth a try?
> OK, here's one. I just received a new Dell D630 notebook that came
> with a Vista Ultimate upgrade disk, so I went ahead and installed it.
> Everything went just fine, no problems until I joined the machine to
> our W2K3 domain. The first time I rebooted, all was well, and I was
> able to use it, access resources, etc. However on the NEXT reboot,
> when the system came up, none of the network interfaces would start,
> but the system was otherwise functional. There was a balloon that said
> to open the troubleshooter to see what happened. (please forgive me,
> this may not be the exact name because this happened a few days ago
> and I have since given up and rolled back to XP. Sigh.) However,
> when I clicked on that, I get a message saying the service did not
> start, and that I should manually start it from the services console.
> When I checked it, sure enough, it was off, so I attempted to start
> it. However, every time I tried this, I received an "Error 5", user
> does not have sufficient priviliges. My account on the domain is a
> Domain Admin, so that should not have been an issue. I logged out and
> tried again as the local adimn with no difference. I tried to run the
> services console as administrator, same problem.
> Has anyone seen anything like this? Any advice on how to troubleshoot
> it? I've been experimenting with Vista for more than a year and have
> never had a problem like this, so I'm stumped!