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VMWare VirtualCenter Server Service (vCenter) not starting on startup

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
We have a server running vCenter on Windows 2003 Enterprise and it isn't starting the vCenter service (formally called VMWare VirtualCenter Server Service) on startup although the service is set to "Automatic".  I've tried changing the permissions on this service from Local System to Network Service to the domain administrator and none of them work for startup.

has anyone seen this before?
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