Error 5 : Access Denied when starting windows service

I realize this post is old, but there’s no marked solution and I just wanted to throw in how I resolved this.

The first Error 5: Access Denied error was resolved by giving permissions to the output directory to the NETWORK SERVICE account.

The second Started and then stopped error seems to be a generic message when something faulted the service. Check the Event Viewer (specifically the ‘Windows Logs > Application’) for the real error message.

In my case, it was a bad service configuration setting in app.config.

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