I am looking for some advice on how to troubleshoot a failing installation without any additional tools - this means I can't use Sysinternals software. All computers are running Windows Server 2003.
Here's the situation: I am currently troubleshooting a remote installation in which a monitoring server (A) fails to remotely install a monitoring agent on the client system (B). Both A and B are members of the same domain, and A is attempting the install with a user that is a member of the admin group on B and A. The monitoring agent consists of two windows services.
I was able to get the install to work on B by running it under the local system account, which leads me to believe there is some sort of security issue. As I have several more systems for this installation, I would like to find what is failing.
I can use failure auditing on the HKLM registry hive to see if the install is failing because of some sort of registry security.
How can I see if the install fails to "grant log on as a service" and if the new service is unable to "log on as a service". I don't see any failure audits in the security log. Any other ideas would be appreciated.