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From Art Sackett <asack...@yahoo.com>
Subject os-windows/2876: Failure to run as NT service
Date Wed, 19 Aug 1998 15:25:24 GMT

>Number:         2876
>Category:       os-windows
>Synopsis:       Failure to run as NT service
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 19 08:30:00 PDT 1998
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     asackett@yahoo.com
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.3.1 for Win32
>Environment:
M$ Windows NT4 Service Pack 3
Binary release from apache.org
>Description:
Installed 1.3.1 binary from apache.org, installed as NT service.

Service fails to start "Error 05: Access denied"
>How-To-Repeat:
I'm assuming that this exists in all NT machines trying to run 1.3.1
>Fix:
Installer is broken. Default install path contains whitespace (C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache")
but the value of registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Apache\ImagePath
(path to apache.exe) is not double-quoted. Fix this.

Adding another pair of quotes in the registry by hand is the workaround. To accomplish:

Start -> Run -> regedit
(drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Apache\ImagePath)
select ImagePath key, right-click -> Modify
add quotes around string in text box
click Close
exit regedit
It's M$, so reboot.
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