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When you start the Terminal Services service from the Computer Management snap-in, you may receive the following error message:
The device continuously shows a status of Starting. When this symptom occurs, the following event description is logged in Event Viewer:
Could not start the Terminal Services service on Local Computer.
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
The Terminal Services service hung on starting.
This behavior can occur if the Terminal Services component is not installed or is disabled.
Add the Terminal Services component by using the Add/Remove Programs tool in Control Panel before attempting to start the service.