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Error 1920.Service VMware vSphere Syslog Collector (vmware-syslog-collector) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

Hi,

Syslog collector fails to install and responds with message saying failed to start services.

here is a line from the log:

Product: vSphere Syslog Collector -- Error 1920.Service VMware vSphere Syslog Collector (vmware-syslog-collector) failed to start.  Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.

vSphere 5.5

Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter (dedicated syslog server, member of domain)

Standalone syslog collector installation(also fails with vCenter integration option).

Logs is stored on E: drive only for logs.

Access rights changes that have been tried:

- changed syslog collector service permissions to nt authority\network service

- checked security permissions on syslog folder

- started installation with run as administrator

Only self-signed certificates are implemented in vSphere solution. Is that needed for SSL connection? I cannot untick the SSL connection option during install.

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stv7777777777
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Same exact issue with vSphere version and server version, I even had the same E:\ drive letter for my desired repository.  Easy work around for me was to install accepting all of the defaults, then modify the xml file with the desired configuration.

VMware KB: Modifying the VMware Syslog Collector settings after it is installed  

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