How to increase the default delay of 120 seconds when starting a given Windows service in Automatic (Delayed start) on WIN2008?

Document ID : KB000029374
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
Show Technical Document Details


Is there a way to increase the default delay of 120 seconds when the startup type of any given service in Windows 2008 is configured to  "Automatic (Delayed start)"?


With regedit, look into the registry key of the service.

When the startup type of the service is set to "Automatic (Delayed start)", the value of DelayedAutostart is set to 1

             HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\<service name>\DelayedAutostart 

To increase the default delay of 120 seconds, right click the registry key and add new key AutoStartDelay (DWORD (32-bit)      

            HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\<service name>\AutoStartDelay

Its value can be set to decimal 240 for example.


Additional Information: 

This information applies to Windows 2008 ( Not Windows 2008 R2)

For Windows 2008 R2 or other Operating Systems, please consult Microsoft web site