EDIT: In most cases, the resolution in the following article will resolve this issue:
The Service Did Not Start Due To A Logon Failure
This error means that the password used (as defined in Credentials) is incorrect. This is almost always due to the account having its password changed in Active Directory but not changed in PDQ Inventory (or PDQ Deploy). When a password is changed in Active Directory (or Windows for local credentials) then it needs to also be changed in PDQ Inventory. To update the password go to the Credentials panel under File / Preferences and choose "Edit Credentials".
It is recommended that the accounts used by PDQ Inventory or PDQ Deploy have their password policy set to Never Expire. This is a common practice for accounts that run Windows Services. If having this password policy is not an option for your environment then it is important to remember to update the passwords in PDQ Inventory and PDQ Deploy after changing them in Windows.
Another option is that the password was entered incorrectly in Credentials. Verify that the correct password was entered.
Other possible logon/password issues are covered in the following:
- Service manager issues (targets): Service Manager Access Denied
- Remote administrative access: Can't Access ADMIN$ Share Using A Local User Account.
- General Information on how PDQ uses credentials (applies to both PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory): Under The Hood: How PDQ Deploy Installs Software To Remote Computers.
- Background Service Documentation