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Error: Could not start the ArcSde Service(esri_cov) service on Local Computer.

Error Message

Starting an ArcSDE for Coverages service in the services panel returns:

Could not start the ArcSde Service(esri_cov) service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

Cause

The Net Logon service is only active if the computer is configured as part of a Microsoft domain. Computers configured as part of a workgroup are unable to run this service.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Delete the existing service using the sdeservice command at the system prompt:

    sdeservice -o delete [-i <instance>] [-q] 

    For example:

    Code:
    C:\>sdeservice -o delete -i esri_cov
    Delete SDE Service SDE Service(esri_cov)? ARE YOU SURE (Y/N)?: y
    Successfully deleted SDE Service(esri_cov) service

  2. Create the service again using sdeservice with the create option:

    sdeservice -o create  -p "<password>;;<layer_admin_password>"
    [-q] [-H <sde_directory>]
    [-i <service>]
    [-u <service_user>] [-P <service_user_password>]

    For example:

    Code:
    C:\>sdeservice -o create -p "milk;;cookies" -H d:\esri\arcexe80\arcsde -i esri_cov -u username -P password
    Successfully created and registered esri_cov service

  3. You should now be able to start the service from the control panel.

    Note:
    For more information on these commands, see the 'ArcSDE for Coverages 8 Administration Guide', available on the CD-ROM.