Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Symptoms

Error when restarting the Licensing Service:

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Cause

The timeout in Microsoft Windows Service Control Manager has been reached.

Resolution

  1. Open the registry: Start > Run > type regedit.
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  3. With the control folder selected, right-click in the pane on the right and select new DWORD Value > name the new DWORD: ServicesPipeTimeout.
  4. Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, and then click Modify > Decimal, type '180000', and then click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.

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