vmware 5.5 client and windows auth

Recently added our vsphere server (web client) to the network, i can successfully log in using this.
However now if i use the web client (thick client software) its not allowing me to log in with windows auth.

the domain admins group is in there.

ideas?
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CHI-LTDAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It depends on what the DEFAULT Identity Source is.

We originally had to prefix, our logins with domain\username, until the default was changed on SSO. in vSphere Server (Web Client)

Now we can drop the domain prefix, to login.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you mean that you have recently added vCenter Server to the network ?

You have logged in as the default administrator@vsphere.local, and then assigned permissions ?

and the permissions you have assigned our an Active Directory source ?
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Have you followed this kind of steps to "enable" your AD users for vSphere?

http://www.virten.net/2013/09/howto-ad-authentication-in-vcenter-sso-5-5/

Let us know....
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
so if i tick the box it fails, if i manually type in windows user and password its fine..
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Are you manually typing the same credential suggested when you tick the box? Are you sure?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
if i tick it it sticks in my domain\user account.  if i leave it unticked it does not and i manually enter my user/password and log in
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Example just to know if I've understood well.....

My local domain is contoso.com
My username is: CONTOSO\alessandro
My password is: test

I've installed vsphere client in my work PC inside my domain with name alessandro-pc and currently I'm logged in with my AD user "alessandro".....

When I open the vspher client, if I tick the box, the client suggest me this:

username: CONTOSO\alessandro
password:***********

and in your case doesn't work....

But if you untick the box and manually type CONTOSO\alessandro with the relative password it works?

Very strange......are you sure you're not getting confused with AD credentials?

Let us know.....
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
exactly.
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
1. Try to reboot your DC
2. Try to reboot vCenter Server
3. Try to reboot your domain pc
4. Perform again your task
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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Andrew, you're right (as always ;-) )......

by the way....CHI-LTD....have you followed that tutorial I posted previously to check you SSO permission?

11. Select you Active Directory and click the “world with arrow” button to make AD to your default domain.

12. You should get an warning telling you that “This will alter your current default domain. Do you want to proceed?”. This is okay, as you can only have one default domain.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
yes i have the domain.local already added
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
ah localos is default.
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