We have VMware server 2.0.1 installed on a Windows Server 2008 box, and after a recent restart have lost the ability to access the console. The VM guest appears to be running OK and can be accessed via RDP and VNC but not the console available in the software web admin. The message we receive is as follows.
Unable to connect to the MKS: There is no VMware process running for config file
Either run "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\x64\vmware-vmx.exe S:\Virtual Machines\server\xxxx.vmx" manually on the server, or register the config file.
Obviously I have tried what the message suggests but it returns the message:
VMware Server Error - Another instance of VMware server is already running this configuration file. Module VMAutomation initialization failed.
The guest OS is Windows 2003 Server
Any help getting the console working would be greatly received.