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VMware: View–Error 1920. Service VMware View Composer (svid) failed to start

Today I was installing VMware View in my homelab, after trying to install VMware View Composer 2.7 I received this error message:

Error 1920. Service VMware View Composer (svid) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.





After creating a new ODBC connection to my SQL server I still can’t finish the installation, the installation want to start service: VMware View Composer (svid).. after changing the logon service with the credentials I used for the ODBC I was able to start the service and finish the setup





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  1. LarsTB
    January 25th, 2012  (Quote) at 05:19  (Quote) | #1

    Thanks, this solved my installation issue!

  2. tiny
    November 12th, 2012  (Quote) at 16:35  (Quote) | #2

    Cool! I meeted the same issue and sovled it that user your solution.

  3. Chris
    January 6th, 2013  (Quote) at 12:50  (Quote) | #3

    Thanks! Worked on composer 3.0 also.

  4. Harry
    January 30th, 2013  (Quote) at 11:44  (Quote) | #4

    I also modified “User Rights Assignment” under “Local Security Policy” along with the ones suggested here. Good job. Thanks

  5. Matt
    March 23rd, 2013  (Quote) at 13:35  (Quote) | #5

    Thankyou for helping out

  6. Varun Shrivastava
    June 18th, 2013  (Quote) at 05:49  (Quote) | #6

    Thanks a lot.. It worked for me..

  7. September 7th, 2014  (Quote) at 17:31  (Quote) | #7

    How do you find the “VMware View Composer Properties (Local Computer)” window?


  8. September 8th, 2014  (Quote) at 07:47  (Quote) | #8

    Don :

    How do you find the “VMware View Composer Properties (Local Computer)” window?


    Under Services; start > run > services.msc

  9. Jenya
    November 20th, 2014  (Quote) at 07:58  (Quote) | #9

    To work around the issue turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update.

    In order to Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update:

    Click Start > Run, type gpedit.msc, and click OK.
    In the left pane,under Local Computer Policy, Click Computer Configuration
    In the right pane, double-click these folders, Administrative Templates > System > Internet Communication Management > Internet Communication Settings.
    Right-click Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update and click Edit.
    Select Enabled and click OK.
    Then click “Retry” in installer.

    Tried the following, none helped:

    Changed the service account to local administrator, domain administrator.
    Installed MS KB, as per VMware KB
    Verified the account used to create the DSN in ODBC is the owner of the DB as per VMware KB,

  10. November 20th, 2014  (Quote) at 09:26  (Quote) | #10

    Thank you Jenya

  11. Ted Laurent
    June 28th, 2017  (Quote) at 15:07  (Quote) | #11

    Thank you! VMware KB article said NOT to do that. Greatly appreciated!

  12. Paul T.
    July 3rd, 2017  (Quote) at 20:41  (Quote) | #12

    Nice solution and works!
    Tks for the publish.

  13. Christopher
    September 27th, 2017  (Quote) at 07:26  (Quote) | #13

    Thank you!! I have been searching all over the web for a solution. All I could find was what Jenya posted unfortunately my server is 2012 and also is connected to the internet. Even though I have composer 7, this solution still works. Much appreciated! I know this is a super old post, but I hope this helps anybody else with a newer version of composer.

  14. Mark
    October 30th, 2017  (Quote) at 20:41  (Quote) | #14

    This had been driving me crazy for over two hours!! Thank you!!!

  15. ace133
    February 15th, 2018  (Quote) at 18:52  (Quote) | #15

    Fixed my issue too. Thanks,

  16. tk02
    June 12th, 2018  (Quote) at 06:48  (Quote) | #16

    I really appreciate it.
    My heart was about to break down.

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