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not able to restart splunk service

vijaysri
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Hi,

Getting below error while restarting splunk
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PavelP
Motivator

Hello @vijaysri ,

based on your screenshot, it seems Splunk is running on Windows and it installed as a service. A restricted user have to have right to start/stop a service.

If it has been worked before, then may be some recent changes prevent it now. The warnings about modified default files are not fatal but check them anyway and move your changes (not the files!) to the local folder.

Does is work if you restart Splunk using services.msc?

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PavelP
Motivator

Hello @vijaysri ,

based on your screenshot, it seems Splunk is running on Windows and it installed as a service. A restricted user have to have right to start/stop a service.

If it has been worked before, then may be some recent changes prevent it now. The warnings about modified default files are not fatal but check them anyway and move your changes (not the files!) to the local folder.

Does is work if you restart Splunk using services.msc?

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DavidHourani
Super Champion

Any details on the changes that done before this error occurred ? It seems like the error is related to the permissions of your user... make sure you have sufficient permissions to restart.

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sduff_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You need to be the splunk user, or root. You may need to do the following,
sudo /opt/splunk/bin/splunk restart

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