ESXi 5 VMWare Tools Service does not start on windows 2003 server

Dear experts,

I upgraded a ESXi from 3.5.0 to 5.0. I installed the new VMWare Tools on a Win 2003 Server guest. When I run the guest the service "VMWare Tools Service" will not start. If I start the service manually it runs fine.

Any suggestions ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Completely uninstall VMware Tools, and re-install VMware Tools, but make sure VMware Tools is installed as a Local Administrator. (disable any anti virus)
It may help to put a delay on the service on start-up, the service maybe trying to start before other required services are started. This is an option if a re-install doesn't work.

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