Wait Operation Timed Out


You're trying to install some patches and you see the following error: "Wait Operation Timed Out".


Some of the possible reasons for this issue could be:

  • Reboot Pending
  • Multiple Tasks running during installation
  • Corrupted Component Store


  1. Reboot pending in the system.
    • Reboot the system and re-deploy the failed patches.
    • If the problem still persists, navigate to C:\Windows\WinSxS\ , delete all the files with name starting with "pending.xml****" and redeploy the failed patches.
    • Delete all BITS jobs
      • Run CMD as an administrator and execute the following command:
        powershell.exe "Gets-BitsTransfer|Remove-BitsTransfer"
    • Restart the system.
    • Redeploy the failed patches.
  2. Stop all the tasks and re-deploy the failed patches.
    • Multiple tasks might be running at the time of patch installation. Hence the installation might not get enough RAM for processing. 
  3. Fix the Component Store corruption.
    • If the component store has been corrupted, follow this article to fix it: Link

If the issue persists even after following the above mentioned resolution, please feel free to contact Support