JSI Tip 7509. When you upgrade Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003, many services do NOT start?

In addition to the subject problem, you may receive various page file messages.

This behavior will occur if the Authenticated Users group did NOT have the following permissions, prior to the upgrade, on the the drive where Windows is installed:

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To fix this problem:

1. Start Windows Explorer or My Computer.

2. Right click the %SystemRoot% drive, normally C:, and press Properties.

3. Select the Security tab.

4. Select Authenticated Users. If Authenticated Users is missing, type Authenticated Users into the Enter the objects names to select box and press Check Names. Press OK. Select Authenticated Users.

5. In the Permissions for Authenticated Users list, select the following check boxes in the Allow column:

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6. Press Apply and Yes when prompted about changing permissions on the root folder of the startup disk.

7. Press OK.

8. Shutdown and restart your server.

NOTE: In Windows Server 2003, the Network Service and Local Service accounts are considered as members of the Authenticated Users group. Removing Authenticated Users prevents some services from accessing files on the startup drive.

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