I’m Running vCenter 5.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I notice a number of events in the event log with a source of “ADWS”, event ID of 1209. The event text reads:
Active Directory Web Services encountered an error while reading the settings for the specified Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services instance. Active Directory Web Services will retry this operation periodically. In the mean time, this instance will be ignored. Instance name: ADAM_VMwareVCMSDS
Apparently, VMWare doesn’t create a proper registry value for one entry, which causes ADWS to throw an error
To fix this:
- Back up your registry.
- Navigate to
- Note that the
Port SSLfield is a
REG_SZRather than a
REG_DWORDand is empty
- Delete the
- Create a new field called
Port SSLof type
- Double-click on that field and change the value to
At this point, the errors should stop and your EventLog is now free from 1440 events a day.