[SOLVED]* Please wait for the system Event Notification service

Posted on: Mar 04 2013 Category :Windows > Windows Server General Views: 26515 | Subscribe

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Recently a Windows 2008 server is displaying the following message when users (admins) try to log off from RDP sessions"please wait for the system Event Notification service" This issues occurs this morning, A user will go and log off and he will get "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service..." on his screen.   Then it seems it starts to affect others during the course of a few hours.I try and manually log the user out from task manager and even tried to reset the connection from Remote DesktopServices Manager.  Basically the only way to get everything working again is to reboot the system.Anyone have any ideas on this screen? and why it is freezing at this point?

There are different ways to solve this issue , Few of them are mentioned below .A permanent fix for this issue is yet to find.

Solution : 1

Remove "Windows Live Messenger" from their terminal server resolved logout issues.

Solution : 2

Start "Remote Desktop Services Manager"
Identify the user ID in the Users tab
In the Processes tab sort by ID
Go down to the user ID and end the winlogon.exe process
the user session will be logged off

Solution : 3
From: mikefrobbins.com by graham ross

From a command prompt on my PC or another computer on the domain I ran this to find out the PID of the svchost.exe associated with SENS

sc \servername queryex SENS
Note down the PID of that process and kill that process using PID.

taskkill /S servername /PID xxxx /F

Solution: 4
From : Windows Sever Forum


The COM+ Event System timed out attempting to fire the Logoff method on event class {D5978650-5B9F-11D1-8DD2-00AA004ABD5E} for publisher and subscriber . The subscriber failed to respond within 180 seconds. The display name of the subscription is "ISensLogon2". The HRESULT was 80010002.
which means that this service is having an issue, don't try to restart the service by going to services as this may fail for restart or may even not cleanly unload the handle.
Open the Process Explorer (sys internal tools) and sort for svchost.exe process and now check properties of every svchost.exe process .
After opening properties on each services make sure you select the Services tab and look for the display name (in my case COM+ Event System).
once you get the right svchost.exe, select the process & click Restart, once the process restarts , your issue will be fixed.
Now try log off from the server and you wont have the issue.
This doc even helps in case your facing issues of logged off users showing in task manager .

which means that this service is having an issue, don't try to restart the service by going to services as this may fail for restart or may even not cleanly unload the handle.
Open the Process Explorer (sys internal tools) and sort for svchost.exe process and now check properties of every svchost.exe process .
After opening properties on each services make sure you select the Services tab and look for the display name (in my case COM+ Event System).
once you get the right svchost.exe, select the process & click Restart, once the process restarts , your issue will be fixed.
Now try log off from the server and you wont have the issue.
This doc even helps in case your facing issues of logged off users showing in task manager .








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