February 5, 2006 at 1:59 am #21577
I am facing one of the problems with computer management issues.
After opening the Computer Management (Right Click My Computer and click “Management” ), I go to the Services and Applications and then click on Services.
In the “Services”, whenever I try to stop a service (any service), the computer freezes for some time and then I get an error “Error 6: The handle is invalid”.
I tried looking up this error code on google, but it wasnt much helpful.
BTW, I am using Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.
Let me know if you get any ideas regarding why I am getting this error and what this error really means and what do I have to do to stop getting this error.
Thanks and I will really appreciate any help.February 5, 2006 at 4:42 am #137846DavidParticipant
Is your user account a member of any LocalGroup other than Administrators? Are you running any kind of Protection software?February 5, 2006 at 5:08 am #137848
Okay this is kind of more complicated than it seems. I am currently working as security analyst for a hospital. We got a lot of computers in our network. Part of my job is to access those computers online remotely (using the formatt, //computername/C$ on the address bar ). After connecting the computer, I connect to their Computer Management by right clicking on “Computer Management Local” and clicking another computer and then type the computer address.
After connecting to the Computer Management of that computer, when I try to stop the service of anti-virus (for remote re-installation), I get that kind of error.
As far as I know, since my status is as good as System Administrator, I have the administrator rights for all those computers. I have already done this like 1000s of times on other computers. But lately, I am facing this kind of error on last few computers. I don't really get what might be the cause of this problem. I can ping to them, I can connect to the computer using “C$”. Yes, I can stop the service from command line, but honestly, that doesnt help in proper installation of the anti-virus on the remote computer.
Any help regarding this will be appreciated.
Thanks.February 5, 2006 at 5:24 am #137847DavidParticipant
It's \AddressShare on Windows, not forward-slash.
Are these computers all linked on a Windows NT domain? Are you logged into the domain, and is the other computer properly joined? Have you tried to use the command line utility ‘sc.exe' or ‘netsvc.exe' (NT4 Option Pack) to connect and configure the services?February 5, 2006 at 7:17 am #137849
Yup. These computers are Windows xp machines. I am logged into the appropriate domain and the computers are properly joined. I have used the command utility “net start” and “net stop” for starting and stoping the services, but it doesn't help to the over all procedure for reinstallation of the anti-virus.
e.g., I have to not only make the services “stop” but also “disabled”. So with net stop I can only stop them. But, then after reinstallation of the anti-virus I get an error which tells me that the antivirus was not installed properly on the client station. And this thing happens with all the computers which have the same problem. I have gone through like 1500 computers but didnt come across anything like this. These are just like 10 to 15 computers with whom I am facing the problem.
Everything else seems pretty okay with the computers. Over all speed while accessing the folders is normal. I can access them through C$ and I also can access their regedit. I can ping them. Except just when I try stopping one of their services, I get the freaking error 6.
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