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.

 

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Solution:

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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17 thoughts on “VMware: View–Error 1920. Service VMware View Composer (svid) failed to start

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  2. 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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677070, as per VMware KB http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2081888
    Verified the account used to create the DSN in ODBC is the owner of the DB as per VMware KB, http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2030823

  3. 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.

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