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SnapCenter Plug-Ins fail to start with error "Cannot start service SCWPluginService on computer"

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft SQL server
  • Microsoft Exchange server


  • After plug-in, the host server is rebooted.
  • SnapCenter plug-in is running on the host, but shows as stopped in SnapCenter GUI.
  • Restart of plug-in reports the following error:

2020-04-26T16:35:01.3689840-05:00 ERROR SnapManagerWeb PID=[3012] TID=[9] <log4net.Error>Exception during StringFormat: Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list. <format>Failed to restart service {0} on host {1}. Error: {2}</format><args>{Cannot start service SCWPluginService on computer 'SQLSERVER.DOMAIN.COM'.}</args></log4net.Error>


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