Yesterday I wrote a post on how to setup a testing network using VMware server. We started by installing VMware server, and as I told you VMware uses the credentials from your windows machine to login to the console. But if you are using other account rather than the built in administrator account you will likely have problems logging in to the VMware console. you will get this error:
So you will need to use the built in administrator account on windows XP, or if you are using windows vista, you will need to enable the administrator account there as well. this account needs to be setup with a password also.
To enable the administrator account on windows vista do the following:
First you’ll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing “Run as administrator”
Now type the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes
Now if you go to control panel you should see the administrator account as well:
Click on the administrator icon and choose to create a password:
Click on the create button, and try to login to VMware infrastructure web access again, now with this credentials. It should work.
On windows XP the administrator account is enable by default, you only will need to setup a password to it.
Let me know if you have issues with the login process, and we can help you troubleshooting. tomorrow we will install windows server 2003 using the VMware server so you need to be ready. stay tuned.