Windows Server: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or it has no enabled devices associated with it

Issue:

Win32: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
Windows could not start the <service> on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

 

The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Cause/Problem:

IP Helper and VMware Tools services cannot be started.

Resolution:

Make sure Windows Management Instrumentation service is started and have startup type Automatic. To do so, open Services (services.msc) and find Windows Management Instrumentation service, double click it and change startup type to Automatic.

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