Server 2008R2 running under VMWare ESXi 5.5 produces the following error during RDP session:
[ warning] [vmusr:vmtoolsd] Failed registration of app type 2 (Signals) from plugin unity.
You can see the error in the event log.
Get-EventLog Application -InstanceId 1000 -Newest 5 | fl
Index : 27823 EntryType : Warning InstanceId : 1000 Message : [ warning] [vmusr:vmtoolsd] Failed registration of app type 2 (Signals) from plugin unity.
The issue here lies in that the tools.conf file failed to be created during upgrade of VMTools during a recent ESX upgrade. Strange as this error is meant to be fixed in VMTools version 9.05, and yet this is the installed version. No matter, easily rectified.
[logging] log = true # Enable tools service logging to vmware.log vmsvc.level = debug vmsvc.handler = vmx # Enable new "vmusr" service logging to vmware.log vmusr.level = error vmusr.handler = vmx # Enable "Volume Shadow Copy" service logging to vmware.log vmvss.level = debug vmvss.handler = vmx
Save your new text file as tools.conf
See the table below for the location of the file .
|Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD||/etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf|
|Windows Server 2008||C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools\tools.conf|
|Windows Server 2003||C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Tools\tools.conf|
Restart the VMTools service and you are done.