Couldn't Connect to BarTender System Service. Error Message: Cannot Open BarTender System Service service on computer '.' Follow

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Samantha Petro

BarTender Content Team


Symptom

When opening BarTender, you get the following error message:


    Couldn't Connect to BarTender System Service. 
    Error Message : Cannot Open BarTender System Service service on computer '.'.
  

Environment

  • BarTender 2019

Problem

The BarTender System Service is required for the BarTender Suite to operate. The most common reason that you'll get this message is that one of the dependencies for the BarTender System Service is not installed.

This guide will help you identify which service might not be running and show how to enable it.

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