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I have migrated software to a very slow sever. Some software services refuses to startup because of system timeout. How do I increase timeout from default 30 sec.(?) to several minutes?

Thank you in advance!

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You can modify the timeout value in the registry.


1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
3. In the right pane, locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry.

**Note**: If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:

 - On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
 - Type ServicesPipeTimeout, and then press ENTER. 
4. Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, and then click Modify.
5. Click Decimal, type 60000, and then click OK.
 - This value represents the time in milliseconds before a service times out.
6. Restart the computer.

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    user149591 please mark this as the answer. – Nick DeMayo Feb 11 '15 at 18:17
  • @NickDeMayo Seeing as how he hasn't been back since August 19th, that seems unlikely to happen. – HopelessN00b Feb 11 '15 at 18:44
  • @HopelessN00b Can't mods mark stuff as answered on behalf of the users? :) – MichelZ Feb 13 '15 at 12:52
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    For more discussion on how to control this timeout in other situations (Windows restart, etc) see this SO answer: stackoverflow.com/a/29928342/434413 – Chris Kline Jul 20 '17 at 13:02
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    @Dominique 2 to the 32nd power, minus 1. Not that a value that high will do you any good. That’s just how long Windows will wait... if a process is taking that long to start, it sounds to me like it’s having trouble starting, and it might not be the Windows service timeout that’s causing your pain. – HopelessN00b May 14 '18 at 11:27

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