Windows could not start the VMware Inventory Service on Local Computer.

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All was well up until this morning at some time, then the VWware services would not start due to dependency service VMware Inventory Service not starting with the following error:

“Windows could not start the VMware Inventory Service 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.”

Log Name:      System

Source:        Service Control Manager

Date:          7/24/2020 11:24:54 AM

Event ID:      7024

Task Category: None

Level:         Error

Keywords:      Classic

User:          N/A



The VMware Inventory Service service terminated with service-specific error Incorrect function..

Event Xml:

<Event xmlns=”“>


    <Provider Name=”Service Control Manager” Guid=”{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}” EventSourceName=”Service Control Manager” />

    <EventID Qualifiers=”49152″>7024</EventID>






    <TimeCreated SystemTime=”2020-07-24T16:24:54.795605100Z” />


    <Correlation />

    <Execution ProcessID=”524″ ThreadID=”8032″ />



    <Security />



    <Data Name=”param1″>VMware Inventory Service</Data>

    <Data Name=”param2″>%%1</Data>



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