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Error - Event Source: vmauthd

Error - Event Source: vmauthd

Error - Event Source: vmauthd

Hi all,

I hope today finds you well and in good spirits.

I have vmware workstation 5 on Windows Server 2003 and get this error in the event log once, every time the machine reboots.

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    vmauthd
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    100
Date:        11/1/2005
Time:        10:57:46 AM
User:        N/A
Computer:    NWY-RC-GCS-01
Cannot find perfmon object in array returned by perfDLL, index=0

Performance is NOT affected.

I checked the performance counters but everything is running and looks ok.
Any clues what might be causing this?  I'm not sure but this might have started when I was copying vmware machine folders in and out of the machines storage area.  I don't think this caused it though.

Any help, as always, is appreciated.


RE: Error - Event Source: vmauthd

Have you installed VMware tools yet?

If so, then get the Extensible Performance Counter List (exctrlst.exe) from http://download.microsoft.com or the Support Tools on your install CD.  

When you run exctrlst, change the Sort Order to "Counter ID" and look for a counter named PerfOS.dll. Select that counter and see if "Performance Counters Enabled" is checked off.  If it isn't, then put a check there.  Then restart the "VMware Authorization Service."  Check the event logs to see if the error occurs again.

good luck

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