You receive the error “Could not start the Logical Disk Manager service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified”


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You receive this error when trying to start the Logical Disk Manager Service.

In the System section of Event Viewer you may also have the following event id 7023 and 7001 errors:

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After much research I could not find a viable solution. I had copied the various dmadmin.exe and dmserver.dll from other servers. I knew there wasn’t a hardware fault as I could open the HP Array Configuration Utility without issue and which displayed the disk information.

In the end I exported the following 2 registry keys from a known working server:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmserver and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin

I created a .reg file using notepad and pasted the contents in and then simply merged into the existing registry on the server with the issue.

For reference the registry entries should be similar to this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin]

"DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,50,00,6c,00,75,00,’

67,00,50,00,6c,00,61,00,79,00,00,00,44,00,6d,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,’

00,72,00,00,00,00,00

"Type"=dword:00000020

"Start"=dword:00000003

"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001

"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,’

74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,’

00,6d,00,61,00,64,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2f,00,’

63,00,6f,00,6d,00,00,00

"DisplayName"="Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service"

"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"

"Description"="Configures hard disk drives and volumes. The service only runs for configuration processes and then stops."

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin’Parameters]

"EnableDynamicConversionFor1394"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin’Security]

"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,a8,00,00,00,b4,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,’

00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,’

00,00,02,00,78,00,05,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,’

05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,’

20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,’

00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,00,00,’

18,00,70,00,00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,27,02,00,00,01,01,00,’

00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin’Enum]

"0"="Root’’LEGACY_DMADMIN’’0000"

"Count"=dword:00000001

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmadmin’Enum]

"0"="Root’’LEGACY_DMADMIN’’0000"

"Count"=dword:00000001

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmserver]

"DependOnService"=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,50,00,6c,00,75,00,’

67,00,50,00,6c,00,61,00,79,00,00,00,00,00

"Type"=dword:00000020

"Start"=dword:00000002

"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001

"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,’

74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,’

00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,’

6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00

"DisplayName"="Logical Disk Manager"

"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"

"Description"="Detects and monitors new hard disk drives and sends disk volume information to Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service for configuration.

If this service is stopped, dynamic disk status and configuration information may become out of date. If this service is disabled, any services that

explicitly depend on it will fail to start."

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmserver’Parameters]

"ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,’

00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,’

64,00,6d,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,’

00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmserver’Security]

"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,’

00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,’

00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,’

05,0b,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,9d,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,’

23,02,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,’

02,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,’

00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SYSTEM’CurrentControlSet’Services’dmserver’Enum]

"0"="Root’’LEGACY_DMSERVER’’0000"

"Count"=dword:00000001

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

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