on one of our dev systems, the first thing we saw from dm Server was this error message in the console:
In line 5 of the script, we find:Code:C:\dmserver\bin\jmxPermissions.vbs(5, 1) (null): 0x80041002
So for some reason, WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) could not be instantiated on this system. A bit of browsing revealed a couple of promising sources. We followed the instructions at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm , which took care of the issue for us. Alternatively, we could have used Microsoft's WMI Diagnosis Utility.Code:Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")
Just in case some other poor soul runs into the same startup problem.