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VirtualCenter Web Service Fails to Install (2017)

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I am attempting to install VirtualCenter. The process appears to finish normally, but the VirtualCenter Web Service does not start. What is happening?


The VirtualCenter Web Service fails to install if the password for the user account entered during VirtualCenter installation contains a semicolon (;) character. You can work around this problem by doing one of the following:
  • Install VirtualCenter again, specifying an account with administrator privileges and with a password that doesn't contain a semicolon.
  • Install with the account that causes the problem. After the installation finishes, run vma.exe to update the configuration.
Note: For details on using vma.exe, see chapter 3 in the VirtualCenter User's Manual. Review the section at titled "Changing VMware Web Service Options After Installation."

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