When starting our SSAS2005 service (through Admin Tools – Services) we receive a Error 1053 error.
After a while (about five minutes) the service enentually comes up. Many times this is a legit error and does indicate that the service can not start. However, in our case, it just means the service is taking its time in starting up but does eventually start up. We do have a large (350GB) and growing SSAS2005 environment.
As to why we’re getting this error, I’m not sure. I’m guessing there’s a hard coded value somewhere that if the service doesn’t come up after X seconds to show this dialog box. Haven’t had a chance to use a "net start" yet.