cannot login to vcenter after fresh install

Hi Experts,

I have installed two esxi servers.
With the vsphere client I can connect to the esxi servers.
Then I have installed a vm with win server 2012.
Onto win2012 I have installed the vsphere client.

And now I have the problem and cannot login to vcenter for some reason.
I have used the domain admin, the local admin, the rrot user and so on....

Do you have any ideas ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would recommend a re-installation of vCenter Server for Windows, much quicker than trying to find a solution for your issue, as you've just installed from new.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Domain admin should get you in but you could try logging in via domain\username

VCenter should allow you to login using the domain admin account.  If you were targeting the esxi host itself you would use the root account
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
is win 2012 maybe a problem ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Windows 2012 is now a supported product for installation.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok now I have unistalled all.
I install now one by one.
First SSO because it is necessary.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
SSO installed
Inventory Service installed

do I need a reboot before I start with the vcenter server ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok now I have installed vcenter server.
But I still cannot login with the domain administrator.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
now  I found the solution to login to vcenter server 5.5

I could login with the SSO user login.
Why this ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you added the domain?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
the vcenter server is in the domain, yes.
Or do I have to do this inside the vcenter application ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you follow this article and step by step guide

http://www.derekseaman.com/2012/09/vmware-vcenter-51-installation-part-1.html
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I haven´t followed this article.
Now I added the local user group and I can login with the local admin.

new for me is the service account for vmware.
I am not using it.
do you recommend it ?
Can I do it also after the installation ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Use Local or Acitve Directory accounts to login and manage.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
for some reason I cannot login with AD accounts.
I added some users to the local Administrators group.

But how to add my AD to the vcenter ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is you vCenter Server part of the AD domain?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
yes the vcenter server is in joined to the domain.
I can login to the server with the domain admin, but not to vcenter itself.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
strange today I cannot login anymore with domain admin.
What is here changed ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check Active Directory, and check time on servers is correct.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
time is correct.
Just can login with local admin
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
is because of the license ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
which license do you have?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I have no license installed until now.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
still cannot login with other accounts
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I will close this ticket.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
no solution yet
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