DNS server service on Windows 2008 R2 server failed to start with error:
Windows could not start the DNS Server service on Local Computer.
Error 1717: The interface is unknown.
Upon investigation, I found that the Windows Event log service was also not started. Attempt to start the service would fail with error Access is Denied. So, I used Process Monitor (Procmon.exe), ran it and reproduced the issue with Windows event log service again.
- The Local Service account did not have Write privilege on folder C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs
- Granted Local Service account Write privilege on the above mentioned folder.
- Started the Event log service successfully and started the DNS service successfully.
Below is the screenshot of ProcMon output with filter to display result containing Access denied