Refreshing or updating service instance results in a timeout

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Refreshing or updating service instance results in a timeout

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Refreshing or updating an existing service instance from the SmartObject Service Tester tool results in a timeout.

"SmartObject Server Exception: Timeout Expired"





The error is not specific to a service type as any existing instance would result in the same error.

Troubleshooting Steps



With the release of K2 4.6.9 the SourceCode.SmartObjects.Runtime.config has been consolidated into a single configuration file called K2HostServer.exe.Config file, which is located in the ...K2 blackpearlHost ServerBin folder on the K2 Server.

Increase the commandtimeout value or add this key under <appSettings> 

If not found, in SourceCode.SmartObjects.Runtime.config located in the following directories:

  1. ...K2 blackpearlHost ServerBin

  2. ...K2 blackpearlService Broker

    <add key="commandtimeout" value="900" />


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