Can't run Bamboo as a local user, just get a 503: Service Unavailable

I tried to change my Bamboo service (on Windows XP) to run as a local user rather than as the local system, following Atlassian's directions. When I make the change and restart the service, I get a "503: Service Unavailabe" error when I try to connect over HTTP.

The log files don't have any useful information. Any ideas how to fix that?

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I recommend getting in touch with support - they can help you from there.

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For anyone else who has this problem, please first check that the account that the Bamboo service runs under has full control on the Bamboo home directory, and [read, write, execute] permissions on the installation directory. If it doesn't you will get a 503 error, but the logs will not tell you why because the user account that the service runs under does not have permission to write to the log.

Good luck

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