Impossible to start submission account service on Windows

Document ID : KB000087006
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Error Message :
On the Event Viewer these errors may appear when trying to start the service:

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Event Type: Warning 

Event Source: Win32k 

Event Category: None 

Event ID: 244 

Date: 18/08/2014 

Time: 23:10:53 

User: N/A 

Computer: LONS170045 

Description: 

Failed to create a desktop due to desktop heap exhaustion. 

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Patch level detected:Dollar Universe 6.2.00
Product Version: Dollar.Universe 6.2.0

Description :Jobs can not submitted using a submission account where it's service it's stopped.
It is impossible to start the submission account service via the services.msc tool.
Environment:
OS: Windows
OS Version: The issue may only occur on Windows 2003 with the flag /3GB
Cause:
Cause type:
Other
Root Cause: The Windows 2003 servers with the flag /3GB on the boot.ini file have only 20MB of desktop heap size, which is a very small amount.The services can not start because the desktop heap size is exhausted.
Resolution:
This is a system limitation and the possible solutions are
1. Stopping unnecessary services
2. Reducing to the minimum the submission accounts
3. Rebooting the Windows Server so it frees the Desktop heap size
4. Remove the flag /3GB on the boot.ini file
5. Recommended: upgrade to windows 2008 R2 or superior where this issue does not appear

Fix Status: Released

Fix Version(s):
Component: Application.Server
Version: Dollar.Universe 6.2.41
Additional Information:
Workaround :
N/A