I've been using Kali and NetHunter for a while. When I heard about WSL and Kali?s support for it, I wanted to try it. However, I can't seem to get kex working. When I run any of "kex" or "kex --win" or "kex -sl -s", I just get a completely black desktop, with a dialog box containing the message: "Unable to contact settings server. Failed to execute child process dbus-launch (no such file or directory)".

I did click allow at the firewall prompt for PulseAudio.exe, as instructed. I believe I have followed all instructions to the letter. All updates are applied via "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get full-upgrade -y". I have verified that I am running WSL2 and not the original WSL.

Anti-virus is excluding all Kali data. It originally had quarantined like 750 files, so I completely uninstalled Kali, and added the exclusion for the entire WSL working folder, then reinstalled Kali. I gleaned the WSL working directory from the Anti-Virus logs.