When the Atlassian Confluence wiki is installed on a Windows server, it frequently becomes unavailable. Sometimes it is possible to restart the Atlassian Confluence Windows service, but most of the time the Stop phase times out with:
Windows could not stop the Atlassian Confluence service on Local Computer.
Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
To make Atlassian Confluence work again
- Open Task Manager,
- End the tomcat…exe process,
- Start the Atlassian Confluence Windows service.