event error 1517

By Soap
Jul 10, 2003
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Source : Userenv
    Event ID: 1517
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM

    Description: Windows saved user BARKLEY\(user) registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

    This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.


    in that last paragraph it says configure the services to run in either the local service or network service.....how do i do this??

    thanks.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,289   +262

    Check the service properties in the Service MMC snap in and goto the Log On tap. You can select what account to sign on as there.

    LNCPapa
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    As papa says, services can run as executed programs, ran by a particular user. If you go into control panel, admin tools, and find services, and then find the service in question, you should be able to modify it as Papa has said. The tab is called log on.
  4. Soap

    Soap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 96

    will the log on coloumn actually say user? all i have s local service, local system and network service.
  5. Abraxas

    Abraxas Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    I have the same problem, but it's a little bit different. The error doesn't actually pop up itself. I found out about it by checking the application tab in the event viewer.
    It occurs for each time I log off and considerably slows the shutdown. The message seems to be standardised, there's no information about the service in question as far as I can see.

    I can make an assumption why this error occurs. I think I once messed up the user accounts while trying something. I managed to fix it and log in as administrator again, but I can't shake off the feeling that I somehow swapped the guest and my own account in the process. Although I'm logged with my account name (which shows up in the logoff option in the start tab) the error refers to the guest account and I noticed that sometimes files are saved to the guest account's document folder.
    Any way to fix the mess I probably caused?

    Btw, the guest account is no longer activated and I'm definitely logged in as administrator.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.