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A ‘disabled’ Service cannot be started?
Subtle hint… A colleague came to me and said he could not start a Service with the error message: ‘Win32: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.‘.
A ‘disabled’ Service cannot be started!!!
We will need to change the Startup Type from Disabled to either manual or automatic, but a disabled Service cannot be started.
Open Run and type in Services.msc.
Right click on the Service and choose Properties
Open the Startup Type field and change the setting to the desired option (Automatic or manual).
For the PowerShell savvies among us
Change SERVICENAME to the correct service name and run the below to Set the StartupType to Automatic and to start the service.
$Service = SERVICENAME Set-Service $Service -StartupType Automatic Start-Service $Service