How-to Fix "Cannot Start TSS Service, hosts is not writeable"
Cannot Start TSS Service
DO NOT TRY RESTORING YOUR DEVICE!!!
C:Windowssystem32driversetchosts is not writeable!
This error appears whenever you clicked the “Start TSS Server” on TinyUmbrella. Why TinyUmbrella cannot start TSS service? TinyUmbrella needs administrator privileges to start TSS Server.
Q: Why does TinyUmbrella require administrator privileges?
A: TinyUmbrella does two things which require admin rights:
* Modifies your hosts file
* Listens on port 80 of your local machine
When you run TinyUmbrella using a standard user account, it’s the reason why TinyUmbrella’s server is not running.
How-to make C:Windowssystem32driversetchosts writeable and let TinyUmbrella’s TSS Service running smoothly?
- On Windows
- On Mac
Run TinyUmbrella as Administrator (or ask your administrator to have permission editing hosts file for your user account). Restart TinyUmbrella to Start TSS Server again.
Run TinyUmbrella as Super User (root). You may use sudo command. Restart TinyUmbrella to Start TSS Server again.