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Microsoft WDS Error "the service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion"

If you facing the WDS service stop as the following figure


And after trying to start the service you got this Error as the following figure


Just you need the following resolution

Method 1
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
wdsutil /set-Server /UseDhcpPorts:No


Press Enter to see the following


Method 2

    Click Start, click Run, type wdsmgmt.msc, and then press OK.
    In the Windows Deployment Services window, expand Servers, right-click the WDS server name, and then click Properties.
    In the Server Properties dialog box, click the DHCP tab.
    Click to select the Do not listen on port 67 check box, and then click Apply.

Note: Method one working 100%

After finish just open the WDS console and start the service it’s will working with you


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  1. mayp
    January 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Made no difference for me, completely unsuccessful. Cheers anyway.

  2. Flavien
    March 25, 2013 at 7:58 am


    Thanks alot for this little tutorial that really helped me.

  3. May 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

    this solution does not work

  4. Daniel
    May 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Good thanks

  5. August 2, 2013 at 9:51 am


    Thank you for u r great information.

  6. wasim
    September 16, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Thanks it works

  7. ranjit kumar
    July 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Thanks a lot.

    August 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    very thanks to you its work 100% again thanks to you

  9. baltej
    July 21, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Thank you very much.. Magic its work..

  10. ivo
    December 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    thanks very much

    • February 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      You’re welcome.

  11. Sabir Ayobi
    June 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks it works courtly and so fast

  12. Bruno
    October 21, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    it works! thks

  13. January 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    After an entire day of searching, In our case, It was the latest drivers that were injected somehow preventing the service from starting. I moved everything from the drivers folder to another directory for safekeeping and wds service started without a hitch.

    • May 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks William for adding your solution.

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