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Tony, Weirdest thing... The winsockxpfix didn't work and I tried restarting with the service set to manual start, and it still did the same thing. So, I went on the assumption that another service was interfering and stopped each service one by one until cvsservice.exe startup up normally. Well, brute force worked and I found that if I stop DHCP client service, turn on the CVS services, everything works just fine. Any idea why it does this? Should I submit a bug? Thanks for your fast reply yesterday! Matt Tony Hoyle wrote: > Matt Magurany wrote: > >> Hey everyone, >> >> I'm new to this list and to cvs, and I'm trying to get a cvsnt server >> up and running. We've successfully installed it on Windows 2003 Server >> Enterprise Edition, but when when we start (or stop) the service, it >> takes about a half an hour to start (it stays in 'starting' state >> during that time) and I can't restart or stop it in the meantime. Is >> this normal behavior? Has anybody else even had this problem? >> > I've seen it take a couple of minutes on a busy server, but never had > anything over that. > > The service is an extremely simple program that listens on a port and > creates cvs.exe subprocesses on demand. It polls for its stop signal > every 5 seconds, and all it does otherwise is accept connections and > create threads (which exist for the life of the cvs.exe process only). > There's almost nothing to go wrong... indeed there hasn't been a > verified bug report against it in two years :) > > The startup is just a bunch of registry operations, plus initialise > winsock and bind to the local sockets... nothing that could take any > time (there's not even any reverse lookups in there). > > Try running winsockxpfix and see if that fixes anything... it could be > something that's been installed that's holding it up (especially > antivirus or firewall). > > Note that XP SP2 RC2 has a bug that the service triggers, causing mayhem > if you reboot with the lockserver and service set to autostart... that's > apparently fixed in the final release though (so an MS rep assured me, > anyway). > > Tony