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
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Question: 

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)"?

Answer:

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