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We have a Dell Poweredge 2950 running VMWare ESX.

We currently have some problems with a hard drive and Dell have asked for a DSET.

We are trying to copy the dset bin file from my Windows laptop to the ESX server using WINSCP.

Each time I try to copy this using my ESX username/password I get a "Access Denied" error.

What permissions do my account need to be able to copy this across?
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Question by:carrgater31
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are you a root user, or has the account you using for WinSCP got root permissions?
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by:carrgater31
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On the user account I am using it does say I am a member of the root group
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can you use the root account?
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I can't even log into WINSCP with the root account  - access denied
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ah, okay, I know what's happening here.

root is denied login by default with SSH.

what version fo VMware ESX are you using, ESX or ESXi ?
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ESX 3.5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Okay, summary what you need to do is enable SSH for root access.

This involves logging in to the console (as root), or SSH to the ESX server as you current user, and then su-ing (su) to root, type su, and then enter password.

you then need to edit a file and restart sshd.

details in this url

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=8375637
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if you require further assistance or get stuck, I'm here waiting to respond.
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by:carrgater31
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Life saver - works a treat

Thanks!
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thanks for your kind comments. any further VMware issues, the VMware Experts are always here for you.
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