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Vmware: Windows could not start the VMware Host Agent on Local Computer

Submitted by Vidhu on Mar 19 2011 Views: 8665 | Subscribe

Windows could not start the VMware Host Agent on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code -1. Solution :
1. Log on to the server as an administrator.
2. Browse to the following folder (this can be done by copying the below path into a Start > Run window or the Start menu search bar):
Windows Vista, 7: %SYSTEMROOT%\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Server\hostd\
Windows XP: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\VMware Server\hostd\
Windows Server 2008: %SYSTEMROOT%\AppData\VMware\VMware Server\hostd\
3. Replace the file datastores.xml with datastores.xml.default. If the file does not exist, remove datastores.xml and restart the VMware Host Agent service. The file should be regenerated automatically.
4. If the problem persists, uninstall and reinstall VMware Server

Source: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/197090


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