I have a client XP machine that logs onto the network via dial-up connection. In the process of identifying and removing a worm on the client, the permissions for Remote Access Connection Manager got changed. Don't ask how, it is beside the point. All permissions were removed (Full, Read, etc.) for ALL users.
The service will not start (obviously), and when I right-click it in the services console, all the options at the top (Start, Stop, Pause, Restart, etc.) are grayed out. When I click Properties, I get an Access Denied, Error 5.
I have logged in as SYSTEM, and still get the same denial and error. Running SC from the command prompt will not touch it either. I have also tried starting in Safe Mode and logging on as Administrator.
File permissions for rasman.dll and rasmans.dll are set for Full for all users. It is not a file permission problem.
Bottom line: how do you reset (or else take ownership and then set) permissions for a service when no account seems to have access to it?