Vmware Server: Error opening remote Console

I installed vmware server on a standalone windows 2003 sp2, not a member of  domain.
I used vmware converter cd and made the vm image of a working domain controller.
I tried to run it in the remote console, but I got those error message:
when I run on the vmware server, I got unexplained error.....
when I run on the a network win7 pc, I got MKS pipe read failed....

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okamonAsked:
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coolsport00Connect With a Mentor Commented:
OK...so the issue is within your Win7 PC. I did find/read on a post somewhere that Firefox doesn't work with it, or is sporadic at best. Also, I guess (though I never got the ActiveX prompt/info bar on my PC when connecting to VMware Server remotely), there is a problem with VMware Server installing a plug-in/ActiveX piece in the browswer on the problem PC (in this case, your WIn7 PC). The only other and last thing I read about was verifying those ports were open on the PC in question.

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okamonAuthor Commented:
It seems working now after I did this:
go to network connections , then select vmnet1 >properties >internet protocol (tcp/ip) properties > then copied the static ip address into the preferred DNS server.

Why I have to do this?? and do I have to do the same thing for vmnet2??
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okamonAuthor Commented:
UPDATE: not vmnet2, i mean vmnet8
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okamonAuthor Commented:
By the way, even though on the vmware server now it's working on vmware host server, i am still receiving   MKS pipe read failed.... on windows 7
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coolsport00Commented:
"okamon"...this is confusing. Are you running VMware Server on 2 different host OSs?...Win2K3 and Win7? Does the VM run on any of the hosts?...just Win2K3 and not Win7? Please clarify.

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okamonAuthor Commented:
VMware server is running on win2k3. I don't have any problem launching the console on win2k3.
But if I do it remotely on win 7, after I hit the console screen, i got the error message "MKS pipe read failed...."
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coolsport00Commented:
What do you mean if you do it remotely? You can only open the VM console on the host it's installed on. The only other way to access the VM is via a remote tool like Dameware, VNC, or RDP. I guess I don't understand what you mean by 'accessing it remotely'.

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okamonAuthor Commented:
are you sure? with the new vmware server now, there is web access interface. So i can just open up the web interface anywhere I want. -> https://IP:8333

I don't think you can only use it on vmware server locally. And I acually ableto open the web interface on my win7 pc. it was just when I click it, it show the message. Other than that, I can see all the information as i see it on the vmware server locally.
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coolsport00Commented:
Well, that makes more sense. I just didn't understand what you were talking about by saying "remotely". You need to be explicit in your posts so I understand you :)

Yes, you can connect to the Server via web interface. From my experience using Server, I actually couldn't connect to the Web Interface locally, but could do so remotely.

So, you're able to connect to your VMware Server via Web Interface remotely on your Win7 PC, but when you go to open the console to the VM, you get that error?

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coolsport00Commented:
Have you verified that ports 902,8222 & 8333 are open on your Win7 machine? Have you tried doing a remote connection from a different computer to see if it works? Haven't found much else as to why this error is occurring.

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okamonAuthor Commented:
I didn't even enable firewall on my win7. ya, i did try on 1 testing XP sp1 machine, it works.
I think it's the web browser problem here. I tried it with 2 browsers, IE, Firefox on win 7 machine, same.

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okamonAuthor Commented:
I was surprised that even the IE has problem with it! I think vmware server is not up to date
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okamonAuthor Commented:
coolsport00, thank you for your time on this topic. I just closed it for now.
right now, i am thinking to move on to next level in visualization using either vmware esxi or xen server.
If you have time to help me, please come here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_26017845.html
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