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Storage Service and Task Controller Service won't start up after installation and configuration

Created: 26 Feb 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 5 comments


I am installing EV2007 SP2 on a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 6, using Windows 2003 Standard SP2 and SQL 2000 SP4. The server was added to a domain and logged in with a domain admin account.

The installation was successfull, and at the end of the configuration, both the Storage Service and the Task Controller Services didn't start with the following error:

1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.

There are no references to this error on the server´s Event Viewer.

Does anybody knows what's happening ?

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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TonySterling's picture
Hey Marcel,
Was this a clean install or did you uninstall an old version?
I would do a reboot and then run through the set up again.
Marcel - Integration Tech's picture

Hi Tony !

Thank you for the quick response.

This is a clean install for the VM and EV.

I've already tried runnin the setup again, but with no success.

Any thoughts ?

Thanks again.

Best regards,


TonySterling's picture
Interesting, grab a dtrace of the Storage service while you are trying to start it and see if that sheds some light on the situation.
A Zürcher's picture
Hi Marcel
did you install MSMQ and is it running?
also do a reboot and check the services in the OS. For example the Storage Service is depending on (see the properties):
- Admin Service
- Directory Service
- Event Log
- Message Queuing
TonySterling's picture
Further to that, did you run the deployment scanner?
I should have asked that first, but assumed you would have.  :)