MOSS Update fails: Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer (update)

There were some admins recently, that installed a WSS and MOSS Hotfix (for example 12.0.6314.5000, 12.0.6315.5000, 12.0.6316.5000) and got an error message when running the Configuration Wizard (PSCONFIG):

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Windows Sharepoint Services Administration Service could not be started

In such a case you have to add two registry keys and restart the server:

1. HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl -> add/modify DWORD value ServicesPipeTimeout to 60000 (60 seconds)

2. HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl -> add/modify STRING value WaitToKillServiceTimeout to 120000 (120 seconds)

After the reboot, the service should start without problems, because it is set to automatic start.

Update: Eventually you have to start the service manually after the first boot.

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