Subject Firebird won't start as service on Windows 2003
Author vwyngaard
I have installed Firebird 1.5.2 on a Windows 2003 server to start
automatically as a service.

Initially, after installing it seemed to work fine. But after rebooting
the server, the service is not running. If I manually try to start it,
the following error appears:
"Could not start the Firebird Server - Default Instance service on
Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or
control request in a timely fashion."

I have also tried to start it from the Firebird applet, tried changing
it to run as an application, with or without Guardian - nothing will
make Firebird run. If I re-install, it runs again, until I try to stop
and restart the service, or reboot.

Any suggestions, please?

Pierre van Wyngaard