Article ID: 113519, created on Mar 22, 2012, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows


When trying to use vzctl enter or vzctl exec, the following error is observed:
ERROR: Windows API function call 'CreateProcess' failed, code 0x5

C:\Users\Administrator>vzctl enter 301
ERROR: Windows API function call 'CreateProcess' failed, code 0x5 cmd.exe
Environment is not changed.
Command 'enter' is successfully finished


The account SYSTEM does not have sufficient privileges onto the executable file.


Make sure that the user SYSTEM has Full Permissions onto the file under \vz\root\CTID\c\windows\system32\cmd.exe.

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