VMWARE Workstation 11 – Cannot start service and console gives “internal” error.

Martin 08/03/2017

Suddenly when running VMWARE Workstation 11 on Windows 10, the VM’s would not start, when trying to start them they each give “internal error”. Looking in service manager, I found that the “VMWARE Workstation Server”-service was stopped, and could not start, giving the following error in event log:


Event id: 7024

“VMware Workstation Server

The fix was to delete this file in “c:\programdata\vmware\hostd”

Thanks to the VMWARE Community for posting this solution.

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