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VMware Registration Service Frequently Stops (1838)


Why can I not keep my VMware Registration Service running?


VMware Registration Service stops over and over with the following kind of error in the event log:
The VMware Registration Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: Restart the service.

You may also see an error similar to this in the VirtualCenter server's Windows event log when the server is terminated unexpectedly:
Application Error Faulting application vmserverdWin32.exe, version, faulting module vmserverdWin32.exe, version, fault address 0x00060169.

This service termination sometimes disconnects the host from VirtualCenter.

Currently, there is no workaround to this problem. To fix the problem permamently, you should upgrade to VirtualCenter 1.3.

This problem affects GSX Server 3.1, GSX Server 3.2, and VirtualCenter 1.2.


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