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Re: service already exists
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 12:02:27 -0500
- Subject: Re: service already exists
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I installed cygwin on a w2k3 server (with sp2).
It worked fine for a while and then we began getting permission denied on
Sounds a little like a <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#BLODA> problem to me.
Have you checked into that?
To try and solve the problem I tried to uninstall and reinstall cygwin... I
had lots of problems with the reinstallation process. It would not recreate
the service and the service user .... finally I deleted just about any
related key from the registry and things improved slightly.... the config
process started to create the service and also created the user but then I
get the following error message:
cygrunsrv: Error installing a service: OpenService: Win32 error 1073:
The specified service already exists.
when I run cygrunsrv -L - I get the following error:
cygrunsrv: Error enumerating services: QueryServiceConfig: Win32 error 2:
The system cannot find the file specified.
I can't see the service itself in the service list, nor can I find it in the
I'm at my end's wit...
Rebooting the server is a last resort since this is a prod server....
Have you tried removing the service in question with
'cygwunsrv --remove <svc_name>' ?
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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