8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2019 5:56 PM by DineshMahesh6969 Branched to a new discussion.

    Service 'VMware CAF Management Agent Service' fails to start

    bbokle Lurker

      I was having an issue with MACOS Sierra with VMWARE tools 7.1.3 and I know it is unsupported so I did the trial to the newest fusion.  However, the machine is still booting the guest OS (Windows 10 Pro) into a black screen.  We see the Windows log and then a black screen.  I can get into safe mode no problem.  I disabled the VMware video drivers and I can now get into windows guest os.  However, I went to install the VMware tools hoping this will solve the issue, and I can't complete the install.  I am getting Service 'VMware CAF Management Agent Service' (VMwareCAFManagementAgentHost) failed to start. Error 1053, failed to start in a timely manner.  I have tried switching the user the service uses to startup the service to no availability.  I can't get the tools installed without it, which will most likely fix my issue.



      Any help is much appreciated.


      Thanks, Bob