The Symantec Management Agent service will not start. The error message written to the log file is "Failed to initialize agent storage: Object already exists"
Failed to initialize agent storage: Object already exists
Security permissions do not allow SYSTEM account to read and write files in folder where the MS Crypto API stores RSA keys.
1. Ensure the SYSTEM account has READ/WRITE access to the following folders:
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18
Note: For more recent OSes, please look under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\
3. Start Symantec Management Agent service.
Windows 7, 8, 10
Windows Server 2008, 2012