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SCOM agent terminates with error -2164195332

SCOM agent on a server fails to start and generate error -2164195332.

The event id looks like this:

Event Type:    Error

Event Source:    Service Control Manager

Event Category:    None


The OpsMgr Health Service service terminated with service-specific error 2164195332 (0x80FF0004).

To resolve this:

  1. Navigate to the SCOM install location:

    C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\Health Service State\Health Service Store

  2. Delete all the files you see there. It’s the database and log files the SCOM agent maintains on the host
  3. Start the service and it will create the db itself

Ratish Nair
MVP Exchange
Team @MSExchangeGuru

3 Responses to “SCOM agent terminates with error -2164195332”

  1. Petr Kasl Says:

    Thank You for this tip. It works!

  2. Ionut Says:

    Thank this fix the issue, although i rename the health service in the first instance – didn’t worked. But your solution yes.

  3. suresh Says:

    after did the above steps also not able to start service and displays error service-specific error code-2130771901
    could please help with solution;.

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