Using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 on a Vista Buisness Laptop, remote from office (and hence domain controller).
I have a domain account with local admin rights, and for all normal purposes it validates my password using locally cached security information when away front he office network.
However, last night I set-up Virtual server (I previously used Virtual PC) and successfully fired up several virtual machines. But when I set one of them to start automatically, using specified account, it refuses to start; giving the error:
"The virtual machine could not be started. The account name and password are invalid"
I have worked around this by creating a new local admin account (which Vista allows me to do away from the domain controller) and using that.
Can anyone explain what is happening here? Is the problem:
- Vista needs to connect to domain controller to validate a domain account
- Virtual Server needs to connect to domain controller to validate a domain account
- Would it work OK if I had run it once whilst connected to the domain controller?