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pc is not set up to establish connection on port "8333" with this computer.

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I am running an x64 vista machine with vmware server version 2.01 installed with an xp client workstation.  This was working and all of a sudden vmware no longer functions with the error:
pc-computername is not set up to establish connection on port "8333" with this computer.

I have read a few other notes about this issue and have done the following.  Ran a repair on vmware.  uninstalled, reinstalled vmware.
Added exclusions to mcaffee security center firewall for ports 8333,8222,902,904 per others suggestions to no avail.  Does anyone have a solution for this problem?
Puzzling since no active changes were made to the computer.
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Question by:dawnnewell
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by:Sappbrosts
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are all of the VMware services running?
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by:dawnnewell
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no, Vmware host agent won't start and event viewer displays "The VMWare Host Agent service terminated with service-specific error 4294967295 (0xFFFFFFFF).  A search of this error produces some information about corrupt xml files.
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by:dawnnewell
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I was able to view the files so they don't appear to be corrupted per this post..
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/156265
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replace datastores.xml with datastores.xml.default. If the file does not exist, remove datastores.xml and restart the VMware Host Agent service. The file should be regenerated automatically.
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by:dawnnewell
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Thanks!!  That fixed the issue
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thanks, that fixed the issue!
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Thankyou this worked :D
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