I am having mixed success with setting up the chef-client service. I have
about 20% of my machines on which it is failing.
I get the following error:
[2013-09-13T17:45:24+02:00] FATAL: SystemCallError: service[chef-client]
(chef-client::winsw_service line 46) had an error: SystemCallError: The
service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
- StartService: The service did not respond to the start or control request
in a timely fashion.
. I have the problem if I try to do it through “knife winrm”
. I have the same problem if I pexec onto the machine.
. I have tried to delete the service with "sc delete chef-client"
and then re-run chef client but that only occasionally helps.
. If I jump onto one of the machines with the problem and reinstall
locally as an administrator and install the service as part of the wizard
install then it seems to work fine. I am using the same account