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I'm trying to start LaunchPad service but it fails to start with:

Error 1053: "The service did not respond in a timely fashion"

I've been reading this was common in RC versions but I'm running SQL Server 2016 SP1 + CU3.

I've tried to add the SQLRUserGroup to the LogOnLocally user right assignment. The service still not run.

Also, there is no log in folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log\ExtensibilityLog

I've tried to change security of log folder including the NT Service\MSSQLLaunchpad and the SQLRUserGroup entries.

Any suggestion is appreciated

UPDATE: It was fixed reinstalling the SP1!

UPDATE2: We reproduced the issue simply by following these steps: install SQL 2016, Update it with SP1, Add R Services using the installation (no SP1).

  • Thank you for updating the original question. On SQL 2017, reinstalling the latest CU (after installing ML services) worked for me. – Dave Mason Mar 8 at 20:29
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I has this issue, this tutorial did the trick for me.

https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/4558/sql-server-launchpad-service-cannot-be-started/

Should be noted an easy work around for me was just to change the account to NETWORK SERVICE in config manager, if you're not fussed about using a dedicated account for security reasons it will likely work for you also.

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  • Neither solutions have worked :( – Dan Aug 2 '17 at 11:53
  • I'd to also add NT Service\MSSQLLaunchpad to Administrator group, and then I did started the service (and then the installation continued. I had the issue even in the installation process) – Dario Quintana Jun 14 '19 at 13:53

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