What exact version of VMware Player?
What version of Windows are you running as your host OS?
Did you check the Windows Services control panel to see if "VMWare Authorization Service" was running?
What happens if you try starting the "VMWare Authorization Service" ?
What exact version of VMware Player?
What version of Windows are you running as your host
Did you check the Windows Services control panel to
see if "VMWare Authorization Service" was running?
What happens if you try starting the "VMWare
Authorization Service" ?
I had the exact same problem!!!
I'm on the Version 2.0.0 build-45731
I'm running Windows Vista.
I checked the VMWare Authorization Service is running (or atleast set to the automatice in the task manager).
I tried starting the VMWare Authorization service but it gave me an error:
Windows couldn't start the service service-specific error code 6000002.
I have this same problem.
If I try to start the VMWare Authorization Service manually it says:
Windows could not start the VMWare Auth ...
Error 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
This is Vista Home Premium and a fresh install of VMWare Player
My VMware Authorization server does not start on reboots.
I need to do an install repair each time or use hibernate to avoid it.
Anyone having this issue
I am using Vista and Workstation 6
manual restarting of service does not work.
Re-installing as local administrator fixed my issue.
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Did you log into the Host as a Local Administrator when first installing Workstation, or as a Domain user? Workstation should be installed by a user with local administration privileges. It can be started by any user.
If you did not follow the above procedure, uninstall the Workstation and try installing it afresh as a local administrator.
Let us know if the problem persists.
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I too am having this same issue however I am on Windows XP Pro SP2.
I am using VMware-player-2.0.0-45731.exe to install and when I attempt to launch an image, I get the error message about the the VMware Authorization not running. When I attempt to locate this service in my services list, I do not see it listed.
I also installed and am running this VM Ware player from a local admin account.
Can I get help to launch my image?
If you do not see the VMWare Authorization Service in the Windows services control panel. You should uninstall and reinstall the VMware Player software
Kevin, thanks for the quick reply.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled various versions of VMWare Player and also a
trial version of VMWare Worksation 6.0 build 45731. I have been very careful to restart my workstation between installs and uninstalls.
With both VMWare Player 2.0.0-45731 and Workstation 6.0, I encounter the same problem as outlined in this discussion thread.
I have also attempted to use version 1.x (1.0.2-29634, 1.0.3-34682, 1.0.4-44386) and received a different error, which I believe some other threads have been discussion. During launch of VMWare, a specific VMmsg object is unable to be created. However, I have not gotten those versions to work either.
Do you have any other recommendations for getting VMWare Player to launch an image?
Hi all, I get the same problem. When installing the VMWare player (as an administrator), as well as the workstation
- the services (authorization, DHCP, etc) are not installed (they are not even in the windows services list)
- the VMware group and user are not created
Thanks in advance.
I am also having these issues on a VISTA x86 Business install. I am still using Evaluations on oll of this because I am not ready to purchase software that doesn't work in my environment. Has anyone had any contructive dialogue with VMWare on this?
Ditto for me, running Windows Server 2008 Standard and VMware Workstation 6.0.3 build-80004. I can "fix" the issue by uninstalling and then re-installing VMware workstation, but I have to do this practically every time I reboot my host machine. This is really a pain. Please VMware, how can I fix this issue permanently?
Kevin, is there any chance of VMWare addressing this issue? I have tried support, but never gotten any action on the item since I am still trying to evaluate the software with Vista, and cannot buy it if I do not get it working.
Hi, we just had a problem with VMware Authorization Service not running - I think the cause was probably not installing with local admin rights. However, we seem to have resolved the issue by adding our user group into the __vmware_users__ group.
I have tried installing as a the local admin, and still had the same results. What user group did you add to the __vmware_users__ group? Your administrator? What user is the service running with?