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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 10:40:27 AM

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Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I ran
Start->Run->services.msc

But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
services.msc Access is denied.

Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the pop-up menu
and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the forthcoming
"Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show those
services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").

Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run services.msc?
January 3, 2005 10:40:28 AM

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Depends on what you have done before following "this" advice.

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"Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote in message
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> Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
> resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I ran
> Start->Run->services.msc
>
> But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
> services.msc Access is denied.
>
> Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the pop-up
> menu
> and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
> forthcoming
> "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
> those
> services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
>
> Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run services.msc?
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 10:49:13 AM

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What is that web site and what 'help' did it give you?

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"Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote in message
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> Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
> resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I ran
> Start->Run->services.msc
>
> But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
> services.msc Access is denied.
>
> Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the pop-up
> menu
> and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
> forthcoming
> "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
> those
> services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
>
> Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run services.msc?
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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 5:04:59 PM

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It is indeed a heroic endeavor to try improving Windows
Xtra Problems, but I don't see how it relates to VB.

There's a site I've come across that could be useful:
www.blackviper.com

There's also this page that provides a rundown of
XP services from a security point of view:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/02/winxpsp2_securi...

Someone else would know more about this than I do,
but I have noticed that in WinXP "administrator" does not
always mean "administrator". There seem to be extra levels
of "safety features" involved. I wonder if you might need to
log in as the original admin.?

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Charlie Hauper <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote in message
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> Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
> resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I ran
> Start->Run->services.msc
>
> But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
> services.msc Access is denied.
>
> Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the pop-up
menu
> and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
forthcoming
> "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
those
> services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
>
> Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run services.msc?
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 8:05:41 PM

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"mayayana" <mayaXXyana1a@mindYYspring.com> wrote in message
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> It is indeed a heroic endeavor to try improving Windows
> Xtra Problems, but I don't see how it relates to VB.

Of course it relates to VB. It is a VB shell function

"%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc /s"

Or paste this below into a file with a vbs extension and then doubleclick on
that vbs file to restor functdionality of the errant windows xp system
services.

'Enable Registry Editing
'© Veegertx - 06/27/2003
'This code may be freely distributed/modified
On Error Resume Next
'Prevents errors from values that don't exist
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
'Delete DisableRegistryTools registry values


WshShell.RegDelete

"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools"


WshShell.RegDelete


"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\DisableRegistryTools"
'display message
Message = "You should have access to Regedit now"


X = MsgBox(Message, vbOKOnly, "Done")
Set WshShell = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:11:05 AM

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| "Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote :
| > Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
| > resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I ran
| > Start->Run->services.msc
| >
| > But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
| > services.msc Access is denied.
| >
| > Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the pop-up
| > menu
| > and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
| > forthcoming
| > "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
| > those
| > services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
| >
| > Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run services.msc?

"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote:
| What is that web site and what 'help' did it give you?


That site merely explains how to disable a service, nothing more.

<quote>
1. Click the start button.
2. Select run from the bottom of the right column.
3. Then type services.msc in the box and click ok.
4. etc...
</quote>

Other people suggest "Start->Run->services.msc /s"

In XP SP1, running with or without the "/s" switch both allow access in an
admin account.

What is the function of the "/s" switch?
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:11:06 AM

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"a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:o S1JIjd8EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>| "Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote :
> | > Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
> | > resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I
> ran
> | > Start->Run->services.msc
> | >
> | > But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
> | > services.msc Access is denied.
> | >
> | > Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the
> pop-up
> | > menu
> | > and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
> | > forthcoming
> | > "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
> | > those
> | > services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
> | >
> | > Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run
> services.msc?
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote:
> | What is that web site and what 'help' did it give you?
>
>
> That site merely explains how to disable a service, nothing more.
>
> <quote>
> 1. Click the start button.
> 2. Select run from the bottom of the right column.
> 3. Then type services.msc in the box and click ok.
> 4. etc...
> </quote>
>
> Other people suggest "Start->Run->services.msc /s"
>
> In XP SP1, running with or without the "/s" switch both allow access in an
> admin account.
>
> What is the function of the "/s" switch?

And that helps who????


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January 4, 2005 10:11:06 AM

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/S Strip quote characters from the command_line

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Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:o S1JIjd8EHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>| "Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote :
> | > Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free system
> | > resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as Administrator, I
> ran
> | > Start->Run->services.msc
> | >
> | > But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
> | > services.msc Access is denied.
> | >
> | > Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from the
> pop-up
> | > menu
> | > and then under "Services & Applications" in the left pane of the
> | > forthcoming
> | > "Computer Management" window I click on "Services" which seems to show
> | > those
> | > services in the right pane (starting with "Office Source Engine").
> | >
> | > Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run
> services.msc?
>
> "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote:
> | What is that web site and what 'help' did it give you?
>
>
> That site merely explains how to disable a service, nothing more.
>
> <quote>
> 1. Click the start button.
> 2. Select run from the bottom of the right column.
> 3. Then type services.msc in the box and click ok.
> 4. etc...
> </quote>
>
> Other people suggest "Start->Run->services.msc /s"
>
> In XP SP1, running with or without the "/s" switch both allow access in an
> admin account.
>
> What is the function of the "/s" switch?
>
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:33:01 AM

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"Orak Listalavostok" <oraklistal@yahoo.com> wrote:
| > I have noticed that in WinXP "administrator" does not
| > always mean "administrator". There seem to be extra levels
| > of "safety features" involved. I wonder if you might need to
| > log in as the original admin.?
|
<snip>
|
| I too was logged in as Administrator (& have not tweaked anything).
|
| 1. How do I confirm if administrator is not the "original"
| administrator?
| 2. How does one then force a login as the "original" administrator?


1. If you login to "Administrator" account with the password for the
"Administrator" account, then you should be in the original
"Administrator" account.

Once a user account has been created, the original "Administrator"
account will no longer appear as a choice on the Welcome screen.

To show the original "Administrator" account as a choice on the
Welcome screen:

TweakUI for XP v2.10
Logon
[Y] Show "Administrator" on Welcome screen

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

2. Logon the original "Administrator" account. Then:

TweakUI for XP v2.10
Logon
AutoLogon
[Y] Log on automatically at startup
[Set Password]
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 10:33:02 AM

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Another way of accessing the built-in administrator account is to tap CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the
welcome screen. This will bring up the classic windows logon prompt and here one can enter the
username as 'Administrator', supply the correct password and thus logon.

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"a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Orak Listalavostok" <oraklistal@yahoo.com> wrote:
> | > I have noticed that in WinXP "administrator" does not
> | > always mean "administrator". There seem to be extra levels
> | > of "safety features" involved. I wonder if you might need to
> | > log in as the original admin.?
> |
> <snip>
> |
> | I too was logged in as Administrator (& have not tweaked anything).
> |
> | 1. How do I confirm if administrator is not the "original"
> | administrator?
> | 2. How does one then force a login as the "original" administrator?
>
>
> 1. If you login to "Administrator" account with the password for the
> "Administrator" account, then you should be in the original
> "Administrator" account.
>
> Once a user account has been created, the original "Administrator"
> account will no longer appear as a choice on the Welcome screen.
>
> To show the original "Administrator" account as a choice on the
> Welcome screen:
>
> TweakUI for XP v2.10
> Logon
> [Y] Show "Administrator" on Welcome screen
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...
>
> 2. Logon the original "Administrator" account. Then:
>
> TweakUI for XP v2.10
> Logon
> AutoLogon
> [Y] Log on automatically at startup
> [Set Password]
>
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 11:33:05 AM

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"Charlie Hauper" <HauperC@DELETETHIS.net> wrote :
| Following instructions to disable unnecessary services to free
| system resources at http://www.tweakxp.com/tweak34.aspx as
| Administrator, I ran Start->Run->services.msc
|
| But that only brings up a tiny error form saying:
| services.msc Access is denied.
|
| Yet I can right-click on "My Computer" and hit "Manage" from
| the pop-up menu and then under "Services & Applications"
| in the left pane of the forthcoming "Computer Management"
| window I click on "Services" which seems to show those
| services in the right pane
| (starting with "Office Source Engine").
|
| Why then does WinXP SP2 say "Access is denied" when I run
| services.msc?

"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote:
| What is that web site and what 'help' did it give you?

| "a nonymous" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| That site merely explains how to disable a service, nothing more.
|
| <quote>
| 1. Click the start button.
| 2. Select run from the bottom of the right column.
| 3. Then type services.msc in the box and click ok.
| 4. etc...
| </quote>
|
| Other people suggest "Start->Run->services.msc /s"
|
| In XP SP1, running with or without the "/s" switch both allow
| access in an admin account.
|
| What is the function of the "/s" switch?

"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote:
| And that helps who?


What exactly is the "that" to which you refer?

I explained what that site is. Look there yourself.

I asked you for the function of the "/s" switch. No answer.

The original poster tried Start->Run->services.msc but that
only brings up an error.

What is so difficult for you to understand in this thread?
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 4:46:28 PM

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>
> I asked you for the function of the "/s" switch.

Usually that means "silent", but I'm not certain that there
aren't other meanings.
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 8:52:26 AM

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| "a nonymous" <.> wrote:
| > What is the function of the "/s" switch?


"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:
| /S Strip quote characters from the command_line
|
| --
| Happy New Year,
| Kelly (MS-MVP)
|
| Troubleshooting Windows XP
| http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


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