IMA Service Failed to Start with Error 2147483649 and Failed to Load Plug-ins

  • CTX103253
  • Created onMar 26, 2014
  • Updated onMay 22, 2014
Article Topic Installation/Upgrade

Symptoms or Error

The IMA Service fails to start and displays the error “The IMA service returned a specific error 2147483649.”. The Event viewer displays the following event IDs:

Event ID: 3601, “Failed to load plug-ins with error 80000001h.”

Event ID: 3609, “Failed to load initial plug-ins with error 80000001h.”

Event ID: 7024, “The Independent Management Architecture service terminated with service-specific error 2147483649.”


Caution! Refer to the Disclaimer at the end of this article before using Registry Editor.

To resolve the issue, complete the following steps:

  1. Browse to the following locations:
  • x32-bit:

    Value: Directory (REG_SZ)

    Value: PluginDirectory (REG_SZ)
    C:\Program Files\Citrix\System32\Citrix\IMA\SubSystems

  • x64-bit:

    Value: Directory (REG_SZ)
    C:\ProgramFiles (x86)\Citrix\System32\Citrix\IMA\SubSystems

    Value: PlugithnDirectory (REG_SZ)
    C:\ProgramFiles (x86)\Citrix\System32\Citrix\IMA\SubSystems

  1. Verify that the location specified matches the exact location where all the plug-ins are on the disk.

Problem Cause

One of the causes could be upgrading to a new service pack or after an attempt to restore a backup. The plug-in that is not loading shows as the value for CurrentlyLoadingPlugin under:



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