VMWare View (Desktop Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with input specifications already exists)
This error is caused when View Composer has some kind of hiccup and ‘thinks’ it deployed a desktop and can’t get over the fact that it failed. There are 3 event entries that will usually show up right next to each other:
- Desktop Composer Error:VMware.Sim.Fault.InvalidParameterFaultParam: cSpec Detail: AlreadyExist; Error Type:com.vmware.SviService.InvalidParameterFau
- Desktop Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with input specifications already exists
- View 4.0.1
- SQL 2005
I found this SQL script on the vmware communities board after I went through the manual hell of finding each related key. Essentially, you need to delete all related SQL entries so View Composer can move on to start deploying VM’s again. This script makes this job a WHOLE lot easier.