How to fix "The FastCGI process exceeded configured activity timeout" on Windows 8 Pro?

Installed FileMaker 12 Advanced Server on Windows 8 Pro box

A long running script generates:

HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error C:\Program Files (x86)\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\php\php-cgi.exe - The FastCGI process exceeded configured activity timeout

  • Did you get this resolved?
    – MacGyver
    Apr 8, 2015 at 17:35

1 Answer 1


Open Server Manager

At Server Level (not default Web site)

  • Double click FastCGI Settings

  • open PHP.EXE listed there

  • Monitor changes to file php.ini

  • activity timeout default is 60s - change to 600s or whatever

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