Virtual Server 2005 Error

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Just installed Virtual Server 2005 on a stand alone W2K3 server.

However when i run the administraton console i get the following error:

The following error occurred:
LsaLogonUser() failed! The name provided is not a properly formed account name.

Recent Events  
The event messages could not be generated because a necessary file was not found. Please reinstall the Administration Website

Tried a few reinstalls all with the same error.

Can anyone help?
Question by:Avatar261
    LVL 9

    Expert Comment

    I believe this error points to a impersonated user account.

    do all of the default user and system accounts still exist, or have any been removed?

    other things to check,

    install media bad, or corrupt download?

    good Luck,
    LVL 74

    Accepted Solution

    That's a Kerberos error and because you aren't running AD you need to change the VRMC Server logon method to NTLM in the configuration.  See:


    Featured Post

    Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

    Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

    Join & Write a Comment

    by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
    On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    745 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now