I just installed vmware vCenter Server on Windows Server 2012 but Vmware services not started so I cannot connect to the vcenter via vClient.
When I try to start VMware services manually I get an error "Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion."
I am having this same problem so a resolution would be appreciated. It seems as though this is a result of the "ProtectedStorage" service becoming deprecated in Windows 8, so I don't know if there would be a work around short of a vendor patch.
vCenter is not supported on Windows 2012, use a supported os or wait until vCenter is supported on Windows 2012.
Remove the "ProtectedStorage" as dependcy in the registry, and vcenter wil start fine.
You can find it in :
in DependOnService you can remove the ProtectedStorage
after reboot it works fine.
I second what Compboy said; remove the ProtectedStorage dependency and it will start. I did the same thing. I've also run into an issue with using SQL 2012; vSphere does not recognize the DSN and I was forced to install SQL express. I even tried installing the SQL 2008 client connectivity tools and using the older driver for the DSN but that didn't work either.
installing .net 3.5 via cmd
mount the iso or put the dvd on the drive
just do this start screen type cmd then right button click bellow appears run as administrator
dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:D:\sources\sxs /all
d: is my drive change to suit yours
it works fine
ProtectedStorage is a dependancy for most applications using .NetFramework in Windows 2012. A simple workaround is to remove the dependancy which will not affect your production application any way unless you have clustering features unabled for this application.
Browse to vCenter installed location in command prompt and run the below commands, also you can do the same by removing it from registry after taking a backup.
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\sc config vpxd depend= “ ”
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\sc vpxd start
After this, you may see, the service may take some time to start, be patient!
I am running vCenter Server 6 Beta on Windows 2012 server but i had to update the windows using windows update . Now its running fine and all the services start normally .