Can't login to a Windows Server via specific laptop.


I am running a MAC OSX which is running a windows 7 desktop virtualized via VMware. When I am trying to login to one of our windows servers I can't login using my credentials, but my credentials don' work "The credentials you used to connect did not work". The odd thing is that is only happening on my laptop, when I used my credentials anywhere else it does work.

Everyone else has a similar setup and is using the same network connection.

Any ideas
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAsked:
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
There's no chance that it might be a problem with a "foreign" keyboard being active on the W7 VM? Did you check credentials by typing it out in notepad or something?

Would be weird if all checks out and it's just the VM, there must be some setting/config ...
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Yes I have checked, do you any software that reveal the bullets in Windows to doubly sure.

Thank you.
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Are you using a domain to login? Did you try to change to upn (username@domain.local) instead of maybe domain\user?

No, don't know of software to reveal the bullets ...
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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Tried that no luck :(
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Hmmm ... Check all the things I'd say...

- Disable firewall on this VM
- Is the VM on the same network or is it NAT'ed?
- Can you open a share on that server?
- Any interesting errors in the event log?
ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:

Checked all those nothing worked, so I rebuilt the VM now it's working.

Weird Weird issue.

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ZackGeneral IT Goto GuyAuthor Commented:
Resolved issue myself.
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