- Powering on a Windows virtual machine fails
- You see the error:
The VMware Authorization Service is not running
This issue can occur when the VMware Authorization service is not running or when the service does not have administrator rights.
To resolve this issue, start the service and ensure that it does have administrator rights.
To start the VMware Authorization service or to check whether it’s running:
Login to the Windows operating system as the Administrator.
Click Startand then type
Type services.msc and click OK
Scroll down the list and locate that the VMware Authorization service
Click Start the service, unless the service is already is showing a status of Started. Note: The VMware Authorization service depends on the Windows Management Instrumentation service. This service must be running as well. If the VMware Authorization service does not start, or starts and then stops, locate and start the Windows Management Instrumentation service.
If the VMware Authorization service is showing a status of Started, then the service may not have administrator rights.