Stores security information for local user accounts.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||Security Accounts Manager|
The Security Accounts Manager service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Security Accounts Manager fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SamSs service has failed to start.
Security Accounts Manager will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
If the Security Accounts Manager is stopped, the Distributed Transaction Coordinator fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreSecurityAccountsManagerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
lsass.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.