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Services fail to start and you receive an Error 1079 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7

One of more of the following services may fail to start on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7:

  • Windows Time (W32Time)
  • Windows Event Log (eventlog)
  • Windows Firewall (MpsSvc)

Additionally, when trying to start the service manually, you may receive the following error message:

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

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2478117.

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