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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine that is running on ESXi 5.5. I am seeing the following in the Application log files:

[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Channel restart failed [1]

[ warning] [vmusr:vmtoolsd] Failed registration of app type 2 (Signals) from plugin unity.

[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] vmware::tools::UnityPlugin::Initialize: Unable to initialize Unity update channel.

[ warning] [vmusr:unity] ToolsOnLoad: Unity Plugin failed to initialize.

[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] vmware::tools::UnityUpdateChannelInit: RpcOut_start() failed

I have already uninstalled and reinstalled VMWare Tools. Is this anything I should worry about?

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Kent
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The issue might be caused by unity.dll in VMware tool.

You can try this

1.  Go to c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\
2. Move unity.dll to other folder
3. Restart your VM
4. Review your Application log  and see if the error goes away

Hope this helps.
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I'll give that a try and see what happens.
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Well, your suggestion got rid of all the errors except this one:

[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Channel restart failed [1]


I am still seeing this error about 5 times per hour. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Kent
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I guess I will just have to live with this one error. At least your suggestion got rid of the unity related errors. Thanks.
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