Unable to start errors displayed when using vSphere or VMware actions on Windows

Document ID : KB000087603
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Error Message :
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application

While using any vSphere or VMware actions on Windows 2012, the pop-up error messages are displayed on the target machine as shown below.

The "OK" button must be pressed in order for the actions to continue processesing and end successfully.
Cause type:
Root Cause: This is caused by either starting the Agent without the Administrator permissions or sometimes a Windows Update can cause the issue.
This field was added on 30/03/2017. This article has not been updated yet. Refer to the "Description" or "Workaround" sections for solution information.

Fix Status: No Fix

Additional Information:
Workaround :
Click on "OK" to close the error so the actions can continue to process.