One may face issue while applying SheetKraft patch wherein ActivityRunner service refuses to start. A common fix for this case is uninstalling the ActivityRunner service and installing it again.
Uninstalling ActivityRunner Service:
sc.exe delete name_of_service
After installation, set the respective user account again from services window and start the ActivityRunner service.
If the error
The specified service has been marked for deletion. is encountered while executing the command you may use this link to resolve the issue.