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Windows Service Error 1053

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Windows Service Error 1053

Hi
We have some Windows Server 2008r2 servers which we run some of our software on, but is hosted by someone else.  Tonight they have installed some Windows Updates and rebooted the server and now a number of our Windows Services are giving the following error when we try to start them:
Windows could not start the [Service Name] service on the Local Computer.
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

Anyone come across anything like this before, and have any idea how we might solve it?  It is happening on both servers.
Many thanks
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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

Thanks RR.  I looked at that last night.  .Net Framework 1.1 isn't compatible with Windows Server 2008r2, so we can't reinstall it as that one suggests.
I've just managed to get it back up and working.  I've been uninstalling the updates on one of the servers for the last couple of hours (with each one needing a reboot which takes ages!).  The very last one I came to that was installed from last night fixed it!  I've uninstalled that one update on the other server and it fixed it staight off!
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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

Were the offending updates to do with .Net?
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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

Hi
I don't think so.  It was KB2868626.  Removing it worked on both servers.
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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

If you look that update up http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=40973 it says it is just for Winders server 2003.
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Re: Windows Service Error 1053

This is the Windows Server 2008R2 one: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=40930
Phil