KNOWN ISSUE: Axengine.exe creates a second service when executed manually
Last Updated May 30, 2013
I recieve an error upon booting the server stating that a service failed to start. The error listed in the Windows* System event log is:
The Altiris Deployment Server service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not start due to a logon failure.
Upon checking the Services control panel, I see an Altiris Deployment Server service that is set to start automatically and has not yet started.
When I attempt to start this service, an error dialog is displayed:
Could not start the Deployment Server service on Local Computer. Error 1069: The service did not start due to a logon failure.
Upon closer inspection of this service, it is noted that the Log On As credentials contain ".\" instead of the application identity account selected during installation. When the correct application identity credentials are specified and an attempt is made to start the service, I now receive the following:
Could not start the Altiris Deployment Server service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
The Axengine.exe has been executed manually and has installed as a service. Executing the axengine.exe file manually (after an installation or ugrade of Deployment Solution 6.9) will prompt you to install the Altiris Deployment Server service:
Install as a service?
When Yes is clicked this warning dialog is displayed:
An unsupported operation was attempted.
The service installation then completes and you will now have two Deployment Server services attempting to start at the same time:
The evidence of when this occurred will show as a Windows Event Log Application Popup Event 26:
Application popup: Altiris Deployment Server: Install as a service?
Disable or delete the additional service that has been created by the axengine.exe. This service will not contain your application identity credentials and has not been created as part of the original installation.
To delete the service from a command line, run the following:
SC delete "Altiris Deployment Server"
Note: If preferred, you can disable the service via the services properties dialog.
Your services list on a Deployment Server (including PXE) should correctly list the followng:
Deployment Solution 6.9 all versions
ID: LB 69900
Logged in Littlebuggy (Altiris - Lindon, Plymouth) database
Imported Document ID: TECH40273
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