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vCenter Server Tasks show the message: XXX <some text> not found XXX (2014339)

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In vCenter Server 4.0.x:
  • You see a Task message similar to:

    XXX <some text> not found XXX

  • You experience this issue with Tasks in vCenter Server only when using a remote desktop connection to the vCenter Server with a specific user ID.

  • If you use any other user ID when remotely connecting to the vCenter Server (using either remote desktop or the vSphere Client), you do not see the XXX <some text> not found XXX message.


This issue is caused by a corrupt file on Windows 2003 and Windows 2008/2008 R2.


To resolve this issue:

  1. Connect to the vCenter Server using a remote desktop connection and log in with the user ID that is experiencing the issue.

  2. Navigate to:

    • For Windows 2008/2008 R2:


    • For Windows 2003:

      C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\VMware\vpx\catalog\VirtualCenter\4.0.0\en

  3. Rename the en folder to en_old.

    Note: When launching a new vSphere Client after renaming the en folder, a new en folder will be created and the error message will no longer appear.

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