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Vmware converter unable to contact the specified host

Posted on 2009-05-04
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I recently installed VMware Converter 4.0.0 as well as Virtual Server 2.0 on a workstation.  My goal is to migrate three XP systems running on indivudual boxes to the VMware server.

Converter seems like a great idea instead of building three VM's from scratch.  When I attempt to connect to them using their IP address, it fails with the error message:

"Unable to contact the specified host."

I can connect to pretty much everything else on the network, both machines in the domain and in Workgroup.  The machine running Converter is in Workgroup, but that should not matter.  

I can ping the target machines and I can connect with remote desktop to all three.

Any thoughts on what might be the issue with connectivity?

Thanks.
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Question by:tjobling
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vmwarun - Arun earned 500 total points
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Check whether TCP Ports 139 & 445 and UDP Ports 137 & 138 (Ports needed for FIle & Printer SHaring) are open between the Source where the VMware vConverter is installed and the physical XP Boxes. Also check whether Windows Firewall is disabled.
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I turned off the firewall and it connected immediately.  Thanks for the quick response.  On to the next roadblock...
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by:andoss
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Unless things have changed in 4.0 you need ports 443 and 902 also.
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