The SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER) service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

2017-12-11T11:57:25+00:00 January 31st, 2011|Azure, SQL|

Had an issue recently where we couldn’t get the “SQL Server Reporting Services (MSSQLSERVER)” service to start.

In the end it was quite a simple fix, we added the below registry key.

  • Open Reg Edit
  • Navigate to the following registry key “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl
  • Right-click Control, and create a new DWORD with the name “ServicesPipeTimeout”, and then press ENTER.
  • Right-click “ServicesPipeTimeout”, and then click Modify.
  • Select Decimal, and type 60000 (this will allow the service 1 minute to start)
  • Restart Machine

This sorted it for us.