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Protected service bouncing or failover stalls on Stopping a Service

Created by Justin Wyllys, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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When FoE is installed it handles the recovery settings (actions) of all protected services (i.e. Orion services) which may cause a conflict with the recovery options set by default in Windows.


  • FoE all versions


Windows resets settings (actions) to default values.


  1. Open services.msc and open the properties of the affected service
  2. In the Recovery tab, set the recovery properties for that service to Take No Action

  3. Set the Startup type to Manual


  4. Restart FoE service



  • This ensures that FoE does not fight with Windows when trying to stop services. If this is not setup correctly, the service may continuously restart (FoE stops the service then Windows restarts it), preventing failover. 
  • Complete this resolution for all FoE protected services, on both the primary and secondary servers.
Last modified
19:30, 22 Jun 2016