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spamming of my eventlog with an errormessage

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since some days my eventlog is spammed by an vmware service called "vmauthd" with the Message "Malformed perfmon object, index=". Does somebody know how to turn off this thing, because it makes my eventlog completly senceless.
My laptop is running under "MS Vista Sp1" and has VMware Workstation 6, Server Console and Player installed with 2 VMware interfaces.
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I had been troubled by the same error for a long while, and recently I
finally found out the cause and got it fixed.

It turned out that for some reason the performance counters in
PerfOS.DLL were disabled. Once they were enabled, vmauthd has no problem
to retrieve those perfmon objects it needs, and the error goes away.

To see whether your performance counters in PerfOS.DLL you will need a
program called Extensible Performance Counter List (exctrlst.exe). It
can be found in the Support Tools folder on Windows XP Pro CD, or the
Windows 2000 Resource Kit CD. If you don't have the proper CD, you can
download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ab-793193604ba4.

After you install the program, run it and set the "Sort Order" to
"Counter ID". You should see "PerfOS" near the top of the list. Click on
it, and its status will be displayed at the bottom part of the dialog
window.

If the "Performance Counters Enabled" checkbox is unchecked, that means
your PerfOS counters are diabled. You can simply check the box and press
the "Refresh" button.

Now start or restart your "VMware Authorization Service", and watch the
"Application Event Log" to see whether the vmauthd error stops
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unfortunatly the eventlog is spammed again after doing your recomendation
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looks weird
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