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Something happened to me while I was trying to virtualize a network server, and I feel I should share the solution with you on echo.com.ng.

A general system error occured: Crypto Excception: error: 02001005:system library:fopen:Input/output error:unable to load C:\ProgramData\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\ssl\rui.crt

Cypto Exception error 020010005
Cypto Exception error 020010005

Just in case you don’t know how I got here, you can virtualize just about any Windows machine with VMware Workstation, so long the following conditions are met

  • VMware vCenter Converter Standalone. This is installed automatically when you click the “Virtualize a Physical Machine” on VMware Workstation dashboard.
  • FULL Administrative privileges on the machine you want to virtualize (If it’s a domain machine, a domain admin account should do).

The Virtualize a Physical Machine is available on the VMware dashboard.

VMware dashboard
VMware dashboard

Possible cause of error 02001005:system library:fopen:Input/output error

This means that the VMware vCenter Standalone is trying to load the .crt file but cannot, because it doesn’t have administrative privileges on local machine. However, the issue is not with your account, it is with the VMware created user account used to do this (typically called __VMware_Converter__ or ___VMware_Conv_SA___).

Solution: How to fix error 02001005

To fix error 02001005, grant administrative privileges to the ___VMware_Conv_SA___ or __VMware_Converter__ account, depending on your VMware version.

How to grant administrative privilege to user account

  1. Run lusrmgr.msc (You can do this in command prompt cmd.exe, or by just typing it directly on the start menu)
  2. Open the Users container and double-click the __VMware_Converter__ or ___VMware_Conv_SA___ user
  3. At the Member Of tab, Add Administrators to the membership of the user
  4. Restart your computer
how to fix error 02001005
how to fix error 02001005

The issue should be fixed now.

If it still persists, please leave a comment below, or see this Knowledge Base. If it works, please still leave a comment below. I love to know that it works right.



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