If you are trying to start a service using the Windows Services Manager but you got an error message stating, “The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service”, then you’ve come to the right place as this post will provide you instructions on how you can fix this error.
Since almost all program requires service to run on your computer, if the service is not listed in the corresponding registry key, then you will most likely encounter this error on your Windows 10 computer. Here’s the entire content of the error message:
“Windows could not start the service on Local Computer. Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service.”
To fix this error, you have to add the service name in the respective host in the Registry Editor, and to do that, here are some steps you need to take on.
The first thing you have to do is to take note of the service name that’s given in the error message. For instance, you get the “Windows Management Service.
Next, you need to open the Services Manager by tapping the Win + R keys and typing “services.msc” in the Run dialog box, and then tapping Enter.
After opening the Services Manager, look for the Windows Management Service and once you see it, double click on it. This will open a new mini window.
From the newly opened window, copy the Service name
and the Path to executable
under the General tab. If the path to the executable is displayed as “C:/Windows/system32/svchost.exe -k netsvcs –p”, you need the “netsvcs” part only. Note that it can be different for different services and you need the part that comes after “-k”.
Now tap the Win + R keys again to open Run utility and type “Regedit” in the field and click OK to open the Registry Editor.
After that, navigate to the following registry path:
From the given registry path, look for a key named “REG_MULTI_SZ” located on your right-hand side. This key is named after the “Path to executable” part. For instance, you should see “netsvcs”.
Double click on the REG_MULTI_SZ key and enter the Service name that you’ve copied earlier and then write it down at the end of the preset list.
Now save the changes you’ve made and try to open the program or run the service again.