Best Practice from IT Geeks

14 Nov 09 Increase the service timeout period

Event ID 7011 – Timeout (30000 milliseconds)

The Service Control Manager will generate an event if a service does not respond within the defined timeout period (the default timeout period is 30000 milliseconds). To resolve this problem, use the Registry Editor to change the default timeout value for all services.

  • In the Registry Editor, click the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  • In the details pane, locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry, right-click that entry and then select Modify.Note: If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it by selecting New on the Edit menu, followed by the DWORD Value, then typing ServicesPipeTimeout, and clicking Enter.
  • Click Decimal, enter the new timeout value in milliseconds (i prefer 120000), and then click OK.
  • Restart the computer.

Reader's Comments


    does this work on x64 also?

    i tried adding this to the registry a couple of weeks ago and still had a 7011 error?

    also found this while looking
    it comes up when searching for the ERROR 7011, but does not seem to reference it directly. the laptop with win7 home premium was built by dell and other than windows updates havent done anything fancy. no external devices connected (e.g. large hard drive), there is a simple logitech usb mouse, whatever driver that win7 installed by default. i will try it without the mouse to see if it helps any.

    any ideas?


    yes it works on x64, i tried it on my exchange server’s windows 2008.before that some windows services didn’t start automatically.


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