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How to change vmware workstation port 443

How to change vmware workstation port 443. It conflicts with Citrix port 443.
This means that when Citrix is running, network in vmware workstation is disabled.
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Evgeniy Shakhovskey
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Which network service in VMware Workstation is not running when Citrix is running? Bridged or NAT?  I thought Bridged Networking was quite vanilla as it just uses the Host NIC. Try Bridged Networking and see if that helps.

Also try uninstalling VMware and restarting. Start Citrix running and then install VMware Workstation again. .... Thinkpads_User
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pritamduttCommented:
Which version of VMWare are you running?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What Citrix software are you running?

What VMware Workstation version are you using?

Is this installed on a Server?

VMware Workstation does not use any 443 TCP ports.
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
I'll take a guess it's set to nat and the vm has a webserver. That's why it grabs 443.

Like already suggested, change to bridged. That way the vm gets it's own IP and functions like a completely separate box.
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
VmWare Workstation 8.0.0 build-471780
Using Bridged Networking
Citrix Access Gateway version 4634200
Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64-bit / SP1

Reinstalling VmWare Workstation with Citrix running does not help.
Just in case, I had the same problem, while running VmWare Server 2.0.2 – network became unavailable on Virtual PCs immediately after starting Citrix. All is OK after exiting Citrix.
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pritamduttCommented:
Can you please check the value of HOSTD_HTTPS_PORT in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Workstation Registry key?
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pritamduttCommented:
Also check the C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\proxy.xml file..
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Another possibility is that Citrix may be stopping a key VMware Service. Make sure all the following services are started and running:

 VMware-Services
Also review other services (networking oriented) to see if they are stopping when the two applications are running.

... Thinkpads_User
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
The value of HOSTD_HTTPS_PORT is 443.
C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\proxy.xml contains <httpsPort>443</httpsPort>
All the services except for VMware Workstation Server are started.
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pritamduttCommented:
Change these values to may be

The value of HOSTD_HTTPS_PORT is 8443.
C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\proxy.xml contains <httpsPort>8443</httpsPort>



and restart services.

Btw, mine runs on 8443 as I have IIS running on port 443 on same machine.

Hope this solves your problem.
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
Sorry, changing values of HOSTD_HTTPS_PORT and
C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\proxy.xml does not help.
Internet on VmWare workstations stops working immediately after starting Citrix on the host machine :-( . Internet becomes available again after stopping Citrix.

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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Did you check through services as I noted above?  The two may be incompatible.  ... Thinkpads_User
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pritamduttCommented:
Did u restart all the services after making changes?

Also, I would like to know for my knowledge which of the two products you installed first initially?
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pritamduttCommented:
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pritamduttCommented:
Also, a random thought.. Is Citrix Creating any tunnel which could be causing the loss of network connectivity?

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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
Citrix was installed first initially.
All the services were restarted as I rebooted the computer after making changes to port values.
The article suggested dows not mention VmWare Workstation 8.x, anyway I'll try to do clean uninstall.
I'm not sure how Citrix Client works and how to check it
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Citrix is a Server tool and VMware Workstation is a workstation tool. Have you checked with either Citrix support or VMware support if this is supposed to work?

Here is a VMware Communities article that is close, and I am still looking.

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/37144

 ... Thinkpads_User
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pritamduttCommented:
Also, how have configured the Virtual Machine Networking...I mean is it Bridged/NAT etc?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is already set to Bridged Networking (way back in the thread) and Bridged is very plain (nothing to set normally).
... Thinkpads_User
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pritamduttCommented:
Thinkpads_user ...Sorry missed it... lost track in between.. just trying to evaluate all possible options...
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Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
So I installed vmware workstation8 yesterday and found it does have port 443 enabled for remote vmware connections! I had never seen this before. You can go into preferences and stop the vmware server thing (which I did as I don't need that feature) or change the port. I can gve you better directions when I get to the office if you cant find it.
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pritamduttCommented:
The option to change the port for Shared VMs is available by editing preferences as shown in the image below:

 VMWare Workstation 8 Prefs
But apparently the problem is not with Shared VMs option.


Also, as another thought I would like to understand to the startup order of the applications:
1. First Citrix and Second VMWare
2. First VMWare and Second Citrix

Is the result same in both the cases.

Also, can you share the output of following commands at different stages:

1. IPCONFIG /ALL
2. The output of route print command

Please capture the output of above commands at these stages
1. Before running any applications
2. After running only  Citrix Application
3. After running only VMWare Application
4. After running 1st Citrix then VMware application
5. After running 1st VMWare then Citrix application.



The idea here is to understand what is changing at the routing level, which is causing drop in connectivity inside the Virtual Machine.

Also, just for knowledge sake, try out the tracert and ping commands to various known destinations from within the Virtual Machine, this will also help us understand where are the packets dropping.

Hope this exercise helps...

Regards,
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
Just to let you know, Microsoft VPC works fine with Citrix running.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So either Disable Virtual Machine SHaring and Remote Access or Change the Port Here.

Select Edit Prefrences or CTRL-P and follow the screenshot, click Disable.

 Disable Virtual Machine SHaring and Remote Access or Change the Port Here.
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pritamduttCommented:
Any updates? Is your issue resolved?
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
Disabling VM Sharing and changing Port number does not help.
The order of starting applications does not matter as well.
Internet is not available on workstations when Citrix on Host machine is running, Internet is available on workstations when Citrix is not running.
The output of ipconfig /all and route print is the same for all 5 cases on host machine.
The output of ipconfig /all and route print is the same on workstation, when Citrix is running on host and when Citrix is not running.
Output of tracert yandex.ru on workstations is similar, when Citrix is running or not.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Well in your question "How to change vmware workstation port 443?"

this is how you change it.

Clearly, Citrix Access Gateway software and VMware Workstation 8.0 are causing issues, which is un-related to Port 443!
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Evgeniy ShakhovskeyAuthor Commented:
I see, thank you. I was wrong at the very beginning, as I was sure that the case was port conflicting.
The thing is Vmware installaion warned that port 443 is used already. This warning confused me :-(
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Ali FanaeiCommented:
Dear Friend; Eshakhofsky
I have the same problem and it doesn't solve yet.
As i follow this topic unfortunately the final solution doesn't show brightly.
But Let me Explain more about its details:
1. VM Workstation ver. 9.0
2. No any vm startup yet on the workstation.
3. Netstat -aon show 0.0.0.0:443 state is in Listening mode by PID: 3716
4. Windows Task Manager show This PID related to VMWARE-HOSTD.EXE
SO it seems that THIS IS NOT NAT PROBLEM & NOR Started up VMs.
At this point 443 port number doesnt start up by other process such web server or .. in local computer.
Ofcource Killing the process solve the problem. but how can we change or disable this port in vmware. Thanks in advance
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@Ali This question is 5 years old!
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