Solved: DFS Replication service won’t start

For a little while I’ve had a problem with the DFS Replication service not starting on 1 of my servers. The 2 event log messages are:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7009
Date: 08/04/2010
Time: 07:41:38
User: N/A
Computer: CCK5
Description:
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the DFS Replication service to connect.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 08/04/2010
Time: 07:41:38
User: N/A
Computer: CCK5
Description:
The DFS Replication service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

After various Google searches I found this so I thought I’d investigate the Anti-Virus link a bit more – I’d already disabled my Anti-Virus (Kaspersky MP4) so thought I’d try uninstalling it. As soon as I’d done that (didn’t even reboot), I was able to start the service. I should have known really, I’ve previously had problems caused by Anti-Virus software on our voicemail server.

3 thoughts on “Solved: DFS Replication service won’t start”

  1. Holy….! We’ve had this problem at our company since yesterday. I just uninstalled Kaspersky and DFSR started working right away!

    Thank you very much, you’re our hero for today :).

    Greetings,

    Sven Menges

  2. I just got the same problem, information above is really helpul for me.

  3. Kapsersky consultant suggested us to update Kaspersky anti-virus program to be a latest version of 6.0.4.1424

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