Troubleshooting App-V: "Can't find services.exe" error after clicking Start Monitoring

Issue: When sequencing an application on Windows Vista, after clicking Start Monitoring you may receive the following error: Can’t find services.exe Cause: This can occur if Group Policy on the system restricts “Debug Program” (i.e. SeDebugPrivilege) for all users, including local admins.  This will prevent the Sequencer from starting since it can’t open a handle […]

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Issue: When sequencing an application on Windows Vista, after clicking Start Monitoring you may receive the following error:

Can’t find services.exe

Cause: This can occur if Group Policy on the system restricts “Debug Program” (i.e. SeDebugPrivilege) for all users, including local admins.  This will prevent the Sequencer from starting since it can’t open a handle to services.exe

Resolution: You could always use something like PsExec to run the Sequencer under the system account (use the -i for interactive and -s for System account) but the easiest way is to remove the Group Policy restriction on your sequencing computer.never see this issue.

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