Starting VirtualCenter automatically when it fails to start
May 3, 2010
Create a .bat file with following script: net start MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM ping 127.0.0.1 -n 120 -w 1000 > null net start vpxd Note: for SQL Server substitute MSSQLSERVER in the above batch file instead of MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM. Set script to run on boot. via communities.vmware.com In one of my VirtualCenter servers, a Windows XP machine, the VirtualCenter Server service often fails to start because it tries to run before the MSSQL server is fully initialized.