Error ID 1053 couldn’t Start the Update Services

I had a problem with my down stream WSUS server, which it was not synchronizing with the Upstream server , i found that the update service is not started , when i tried to start it i got this error:

couldn’t Start the Update Services on local computer

Error ID 1053: The service didn’t respond to the start or control request in timely fashion

The solution was to modify the  ServicesPipeTimeout entry on the registry:

  • Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


  • In the right pane, locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry.

If the ServicesPipeTimeout entry does not exist, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  2. Type ServicesPipeTimeout, and then press ENTER.
  • Right-click ServicesPipeTimeout, and then click Modify.
  • Click Decimal, type 60000, and then click OK.

This value represents the time in milliseconds before a service times out.

  • Restart the computer.