Resolve SQL Server Error ‘Request Failed or the Service Did Not Respond in a Timely Fashion’

Many a times user come across error ‘Request Failed or the Service Did Not Respond in a Timely Fashion’. This error generally occurs when Database Administrator (DBA) or user try open the SQL Server Configuration Manager. This error stops the functioning of SQL server and then ultimately of the entire application. Here are some of the techniques by which you can easily fix the MS SQL Error.

MS SQL database is the most preferred choice of every Database Administrator as it is easy to use and maintain. DBA’s can schedule backup as per the timings. The MS SQL database is flexible, reliable and provides all services. The error displayed ‘Request Failed or the Service Did Not Respond in a Timely Fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs or details’ is an advanced error and should be handled carefully. Here is the method to fix MS SQL error.

This error mainly affects the Master database files in SQL. If the files have a copy then they can be restored and rebuild the database. Steps to fix the ‘SQL Request Failed or the Service Did Not Respond in a Timely Fashion’ error.

How to Resolve SQL Error

  • Open the Windows Explorer in your system
  • Now go to the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50\MSSQL
  • Here browse for the DATA folder and rename DATA to DATA.old
  • Now create a new folder and name it as DATA
  • Open the ‘Template Data’ folder located in the same directory
  • Move the files from ‘Template Data’ folder to new folder at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50\MSSQL\DATA folder.
  • Once done start the SQL Server Configuration Manager and open the SQL Server again
  • Now if the SQL Configuration Manager opens then check the MS SQL database

If there is no problem in the MS SQL database then use it for future purpose. But it is strongly advised to back up the database before making any changes.

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