UPDATE: This problem is apparently resolved in EMET 5.1.
When installing EMET 5.0 on Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 using an admin account, the following error message pops up:
Service ‘Microsoft EMET Service’ (EMET_Service) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.
with a Try Again option.
No compatibility setting works, and there’s no Run as administrator option available on right-clicking the .msi file either. Running the .msi via an elevated command prompt also doesn’t fix the issue.
To get around this, upon seeing the error message:
- Fire up Services.
- In the list of services, find Microsoft EMET Service (EMET_Service).
- Click Start the service.
- When the service has started, click Try Again on the error message dialog.
The EMET installer should now complete as normal:
Thanks pc-learner for this solution.