On my server Excel Calculation Service is "started".

I tried to create new Excel Service Application but after some time I get following error.

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And this is how it looks like after that.

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If I try to delete, it takes even longer time (probably a few hours) and then show same request time out message.

From logs, I found two entries but none give any clue as to what the issue is.

System.Web.HttpException: Request timed out.


SPTimerJobAsyncResult '9e0cc344-ae13-47f8-8b43-a0535e885651': An error occurred while waiting for completion: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted. at System.Threading.Thread.SleepInternal(Int32 millisecondsTimeout) at System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(Int32 millisecondsTimeout) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPJobDefinition.WaitForCompletion(TimeSpan timeout) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerJobAsyncResult.WaitForCompletion(Object state)

Could this be happening because Distributed Cache service is also not running on server and I tried to fix it but no luck?

  • are you tried to remove it via powershell $spapp = Get-SPServiceApplication -Name "Excel Service" Remove-SPServiceApplication $spapp May 7, 2017 at 14:37
  • also try to restart SharePoint Timer Service May 7, 2017 at 14:38
  • Yes I have tried Powershell but no luck. Then I had to use stsadm to delete the service application. Restart timer service along with IIS several times. Also did server restart. May 7, 2017 at 14:40
  • Do you face the same issue for all application services or just Excel? May 7, 2017 at 14:42
  • Other application services are created and running but I am not sure if I am using any of them apart from may be UPS and Managed Meta Data. May 7, 2017 at 15:34

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Today I noticed that Excel Service Application that I created yesterday has magically started working. I am not sure how it happened and the only thing I remember is that I disabled anti virus on server and tried creating it again yesterday.

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