Reply To: Unable to start Firefly on Server 2003, receiving error 1053


@pepe wrote:


I have installed Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3 and Firefly Media Server (svn-1549) on an PC with Windows Server 2003 SBS (eg. Windows Home Server). The Bonjour service starts as it should but not Firefly Media Server service. If I try to start it manually the following message appears:

“Could not start the Firefly Media Server service on Local Computer.

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

If I try to start the server from the icon in the tray it just says “Failed to start Firefly Media Server”, and there is no log to access…

So what shall I do?

Check your event log. The failure cause should show up there.

What is the server really? Is it server 2003, 2003 SBS, or Windows Home Server?