Error installing Domino as a Service.
Posted on 2005-03-31
We moved a Domino Server to a new box (being able to copy and paste a server is great, Lotus please don't ever change this!!) however, I ran an install disk purely to install the server as a service (I deselected everything except Install as a Service.
However, I get an error... "Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion." even though the Domino Server does start, and runs perfectly. This is a problem for two reasons. First, as windows thinks the Service never started, it can't be stopped as a service (for instance when being shut down by the UPS). Second, if you reboot the server, the server forever looks like it's starting up (always has the start up screen "loading system settigns...") even though everything is running ok in the background.
I'll admit it was a 5.0.8 server, and the disk I used to install it as a service was 5.0.13, however I have done this twice before so that shouldn't be the problem? I'll admit I could upgrade them to 5.0.13 to see if that solves the problem, but I'd like to avoid that if it's not the cause of the problem. 5.0.8 has been stable for them and I'd hate to introduce a bug in 13 that's not in 8.
Has anyone encountered this before? Would the R4 NTinstsrv.exe or whatever it's called work for R5?