Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cluster service failed to start local system account

After windows cluster, the windows cluster service failed to start. Error indicate that cluster service didnt strat on local system account.
Error Message

Could not start the Cluster Service service on Local Computer.
Error 1314: A required privilege is not held by the client.

Solution If we want to run cluster service under domain account or local admin group, service account should be added in below locations.

Open Local Security Policy on Administrator group and configure below locations.

Local Security Policy\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment

* Act as part of the operating system
* Adjust memory quotas for a process
* Back up files and directories
* Increase scheduling priorities
* Log on as a service
* Restore files and directories
* Debug programs
* Impersonate a client after authentication
* Manage auditing and security log

This solution is applicable for windows 2003 server. Refer other version on below link;en-us;Q269229


  1. Excellent post. worked for me. Well done Remesh

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