“Cannot start service” error when installing Standalone Converter

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[Note: I discovered question is probably more appropriate to  Home > VMTN > VMware vCenter™ > Converter Standalone. forum, but unable to figure out to move it so created a duplicate post in that forum.]


I am a first time user. Please let me know if this would be better posted elsewhere. Thank you.


I attempted to install VMware vCenter Standalone Client ver. 6.2 on my Dell 8700 PC running Windows 8.1.  I selected to do a local install only. The install failed with an error something like “The service could not be started.”


I tried to remove installation, reboot, and install again. Same problem.


It seemed to finish installing so I am able to start the application. But I get the following error message:



I go to the services control panel and the server service is not running


When I try to manually start it, I get the following error:



When I look at the dependencies, there are none:



Please help!

Issue UEM “Please wait for the Vmware UEM Service”

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Hi All,


When you fix an issue and think all is good with the world we get a new issue story of my life.


Anyway so we just updated App Volumes to which was installed to fix an issue with the DB multiple same machine names etc.

So after the upgrade My team and I noticed that UEM started playing up.

We currently using UEM 9.3 and when we log into a Windows 10 1607 built it powers on does svservice (AppVolumes) and gets to “Please wait for the Vmware UEM Service”

And just hangs i can see App Volumes has attached App Stacks and can see the machine i am logging into but in VMware View Agent it says i have not logged in due to waiting on UEM Service.


Any one seen this issue.


Thanks in advanced

Visual Studio 2017 – UEM

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Has anyone successfully ran Visual Studio 2017 through Application Profiler? Or have working UEM settings for Visual Studio 2017?


Application Profiler for some reason isn’t capturing anything when running VS 2017 and changing configurations settings. Every time you capture it comes back with nothing. So I am doing the configuration in UEM manually. I am having issues with VS 2017 consistently being able to bypass the first time launch configuration settings, when it asks for a theme and what kind of development configuration to use with VS. Sometimes you launch VS 2017 and it thinks everything is good and bypasses the first time launch configuration prompt, and sometimes it thinks this is the first time you have launched it.


This is for Windows 10 1703, UEM 9.2, App Volumes 7.3.2. AppStack was provisioned with the Master Image and has only VS 2017 Enterprise and SQL Management Studio 2016 in it.


Here is our current configuration for it.


I generated the ini and such with the Profiler 9.2, but it wouldn’t capture anything. I found all these manually.

Delete invalid virtual machine entry in web client

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in a standalone esxi 6.5, during the import of a vm via web client I stopped it, so now I have an entry in the web client that point to a vmx file that doesn’t exists: in the list of virtual machines in the web client I have, as virtual machine name, the path of the vm that doen’t exists and in Status field the “invalid” value.


How I can delete the entry? Is it possible?


I attach an image with 2 vm, the one invalid and one valid:


esxi 6.5 webclient invalid entry.png



Auto-suspend feature in Workstation Pro 14

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How does the auto-suspend feature work in Workstation Pro 14?   As far as I can tell from the documentation, this feature only works for Shared and Remote vm’s. I have a few VM’s whose files are saved on different physical drives in the Windows host and if I’m not mistaken, Shared VM’s must be on the same physical drive. I prefer to have them on different physical drives for better performance. Is there a way to use auto-suspend for non-Shared VM’s?  I see a setting in the bundled Workstation Player that came with Workstation Pro, it says “When closing a virtual machine:” and there’s an option to “Suspend the virtual machine.” But even if that’s the feature I’m looking for, this option wouldn’t work because I need to run multiple VM’s at once which I don’t believe is possible in Player. This feature is described in the documentation at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14.0/com.vmware.ws.using.doc/GUID-E3CF099C-DE18-44A4-9B81-24BCD72004BE.html

CEO Fraud

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CEO Fraud is a type of targeted attack. It commonly involves a cyber criminally pretending to be your boss, then tricking or fooling you into sending the criminal highly sensitive information or initiating a wire transfer. Be highly suspicious of any emails demanding immediate action and/or asking you to bypass any security procedures.

VMware® NSX-T Reference Design

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Authors: VMware NSX Technical Product Management Team


This is the NSX-T Reference Design 2.0 based on NSX-T release 2.5. It is the foundational overhaul to design guidance and leading best practices.  The key changes are:


  • Platform enhancements
  • Enterprise to Service Provider scale routing
  • Resilient, Optimized and Simplified Edge Node Functionality
  • Native Load Balancer
  • Performance
  • Design enhancements – Small to Cloud-scale


The design chapter evaluate various deployment form factors and provides best practices. It offers guidance for a variety of factors including physical infrastructure considerations, compute node requirements, and variably-sized environments from small to enterprise scale data centers.


Finally, in this version of design guide we have a chapter on performance. This chapter has been introduced on public demand from our loyal customer base and aims at clarifying the myths vs facts on NSX-T based SDN.


Starting with this design guide, readers are encouraged to send a feedback to NSXDesignFeedback_at_groups_vmware_com  (replace at and underscores)


We will continually updating this document so please re-download this document.


–The VMware NSX Product Management