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Virtual Center Service will not start


Occasionally after a server reboot the Virtual Center Service is not started this has been a bug in vmware with different releases as long as I can remember, you can start the services manually but they do not start on their own.



Create a .bat file with following script:

ping -n 120 -w 1000 > null
net start vpxd

Note: for SQL Server substitute MSSQLSERVER in the above batch file instead of MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM.

Set script to run on boot. For 2003 systems:
Open the local computer policy (Start > Run and type in gpedit.msc and press Enter)
Expand Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Scripts
In the right-hand pane, double-click Startup and add your script.
Set SQL and VC services to manual startup.

Tags: Virtual Center, Virtual Centre, VMware

Allen White

Allen is an IT Consultant and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5, 6 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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