Fixing the “service is not running” error


This post discusses several solutions to fix the “service is not running” error message seen on a Lights-Out server or a Lights-Out Client.
There are two different sources for this error. First an internal program error which crashes the service. This type of error should be reported to support and is not discussed here. Secondly a service which fails to start within the standard 30 seconds limit. This happens after a (re)-boot of your machine and is handled in this post.