Consider the following scenario. You run a report in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. The report contains several parameters. In this scenario, you receive the following error message after 30 seconds:
Operation has timeout.
This problem occurs because the data that is contained in the report parameters cannot be populated within 30 seconds.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
This problem is fixed in the latest cumulative update rollup for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949256 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 updates and hotfixes
After you install this hotfix, you must change the NormalTimeout DWORD value on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 server. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
Right-click NormalTimeout, and then click Modify.
Note By default, the NormalTimeout value is 300,000 milliseconds.
In the Value data box, type a value that is larger than the value that is contained in the box, and then click OK.
On the File menu, click Exit.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.