Sensu-Client won't start on Windows Server 2012 R2


I’ve installed sensu-core and performed the necessary configurations for sensu-client as per the documentation laid out here for sensu v0.23. I used Windows SC utility to create the Windows service for the Sensu-client and it appears it was done successfully. However I am failing to start the Sensu-client via the Command Prompt and via Services.msc. When trying to force a start using the latter I get Error 216:0xd8.

Any ideas on how to fix this?