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ESXi 5.5 Upgrade now not letting us log onto the host

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Using windows authentication..

The local root account works fine, but since upgrading the host from 5.1 to 5.5 its not working..

Ideas?
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Login with the local account and then just regrant permissions to your AD accounts or groups.
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is that a guess or fix?
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So, on host - config tab - properties - leave domain, then re-add?
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Okay, removed and readded but still not working.

In the local users & groups tab- these show different users and groups to my other 5.0 hosts..

And permissions tab: not showing the domain when adding a group...
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On the host when you go to the assign permissions the assign permissions dialogue comes up. If you click the Add button you will get the select users and groups dialogue. Do you see your domain in the domain drop down?
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no domain
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So joint ESXi to domain using domain admin account..
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i have and it joins but wont allow windows auth, doesn't show the domain when trying to add the domain users/groups.
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I also cant see:

Users:
system daemons
Anonymous NFS user

Groups:
root
users
daemon
nfsbody

the server is configured to AD auth.

I did an upgrade from 5.1 to 5.5
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Can you see domain's name in "select users and groups" top listbox?
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Nope.
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weird.  
took it our of ad auth
rebooted host
added back to ad auth, could see domain - and added domain admins group.
Still couldnt login as windows auth
attempted to add myself as specific windows auth user on host, couldn't see domain..
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cool
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how do i mark my answer as fix?
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