During an install of SharePoint 2013 SP1 the following issues was encountered post installation where the configuration wizard would fail to register SharePoint services.

The following error was displayed: Exception: System.ServiceProcess.TimeoutException: Time out has expired and the operation has not been completed.

To correct this issue we add two registry key values:

– “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\<version>\LauncherSettings”
– “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\<version>\LoadBalancerSettings”

With a new key named “AcknowledgedRunningOnAppServer” of DWORD valure of 1

Restart your server and re-run the SharePoint 2013 configuration wizard

For your reference check out the following kb: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2910363


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