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JeffBeall
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I setup a test vmsphere esxi5 server, and created my first test virtual machine.
all i have for the virtual machine is windows XP home premium, which doesn't have remote desktop.
are you supposed to be able to login to the virtual machine using the vmware sphere client, and i would assume create a role for this login?
if you are supposed to create a role, I looked at adding a role on my server, but didn't see what things you would check in the VAST array of choices that would let you connect to a virtual machine.
so far i have been using the vmware sphere client to configure the server and add the virtual machine.
i have tried VNC and that seems to work, I just thought maybe it was better to use all vmware software to setup and connect to the virtual machines.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
when using the vSphere Client, you can use the Open Console to access the VM console, as if you had a KVM attached to the computer.

VNC is probably a better option to provide direct access to the VM, otherwise you would need to define specific permissions to different users for different VMs, and these logins would be different to their Windows logins.

also the vSphere Client does not provide direct access to the console, eg you would connect to host esxi server, select vm, and click open console

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ok, so VNC sounds like the better option. it is pretty easy, i just launch vnc viewer, and i get right to the desktop.
so for virtual machines like windows xp Pro, that has remote desktop, i could use it, but if for some reason i don't have remote desktop, i could use vnc?
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Commented:
Correct, Home has no RDP support.

Use VNC or Log Me In Rescue.

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wow, i just noticed that you answered both my questions,
thanks again for the help.

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