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As errors go I found this one is pretty horrific. I got the error deploying a windows service written in .net 3.5 from my Vista x86 dev rig, to a 2003 x86 server. Only having the .NET runtime installed on the server I wrapped the service up in a deployment project. The service installed fine, however when trying to start the service I got a "The service did not respond in a timely manner" error. Initially, like you would, I thought there was probably an error with my code in the OnStart method, but ...
My team has been working on and off all week trying to find out why one of our windows services was crashing at the same time every day with a very unhelpful eventlog message. Like all good errors, a search on the error message returns many results where people get the same message but for a bunch of different reasons and where many of the search result threads are left unanswered. This service was first developed in .NET 1.1 way before I joined the company (only 5 months ago). It had been running ...