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vmware: you cannot make a clone of a shared or remote virtual machine

I am new to vmware but I like it so far.  I have a server loaded with esx4 and I would like to clone a vm.  Even with the vm powered off and sharing disabled, it launches the wizard and says:

you cannot make a clone of a shared or remote virtual machine

Is this because I am using VMWare Workstation 8 on my local pc and connecteing to the esx host and it is then considered a remote connection?  Do I have to create a vm to just run this program and then it will be considered local?

I just want a way to make clones.

Thanks

TJ
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I was unable to copy the snapshot files but I could download them to my pc and upload to the new directory.  Thanks for the help!