Windows Server 2008
Service Control Manager transmits control requests to running services and driver services. It also maintains status information about those services, and reports configuration changes and state changes.
The Service Control Manager will generate an event if a service does not respond within the defined timeout period (the default timeout period is 30000 milliseconds). To resolve this problem, use the Registry Editor to change the default timeout value for all services.
To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.
Caution: Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data.
To change the service timeout period:
Note: If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it by selecting New on the Edit menu, followed by the DWORD Value, then typing ServicesPipeTimeout, and clicking Enter.
To verify the state in which a service is operating:
Type net helpmsg exit_code (where exit_code is the 4 digit number of the error code) at the command prompt to display the meaning of the exit code.
For more information about the sc command, see SC Command Reference Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=84961). For more information about the net helpmsg command, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105087.
Basic Service Operations
Core Operating System