Error: "Could not start the NDS Server name <server name> service on local computer"

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  • 29-Oct-2007
  • 30-Apr-2013


Novell eDirectory 8.7.1 for Windows
Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 for Windows
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition


Error: "Could not start the NDS Server name > service on local computer".

Error: "Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion".

NDS Server service will not start.


There is a blank space in the registry entry value that calls the NDS service.

1. Open the registry and look for the following key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NDS Server0.

2. Select the value name ImagePath:"C:\Novell\NDS\ndsserv.exe " /DataDir="C:\Novell\NDS\DIBFiles" ds

3. Remove the blank space after ndsserv.exe Example: "C:\Novell\NDS\ndsserv.exe" /DataDir="C:\Novell\NDS\DIBFiles" ds

4. Save the changes and start the NDS service.