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Failed to start the Symantec Management client service

Created: 02 Sep 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 1 comment
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I have Symantec Endpoint protect vrs. 11.0.3001.2224 installed.  Something has happened in the last week (other issues) that has prevented it from loading at startup.   When I try to start it from the start menu I get the following message - It appears client managemement is not running - do you want to start it?  If I click on yes I get the following:  Failed to start the Symantec Management client service Error code returned:  0x80070422.  Anybody have any clue how to fix this?

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P_K_'s picture
.Open the machine's registry ( take the back up of the registry )
 Navigate to  and delete it:
            [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\SMC.exe] "DEBUGGER"="SDF"
 Start the smc service from services.msc
Restart the SEP service

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