The Service Fails to Start: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

During a recent deployment it was noticed that the DirSync and ADFS 2.0 servers were showing the following error in the Event log which stopped me from proceding with the installation The Service Fails to Start: “The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion –  Event ID 7000 … More The Service Fails to Start: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion