Issue with logging into new installation of Vctr 6

I installed vcenter 6 and during the install I added in our domain name \admin acct and password
But I cant seem to login into the vsphere client. It keeps telling me that the login and password are not correct.
Did I do something wrong during the install or is there something with version 6 that I have to do that I did not have to do in version 5 of vctr?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I installed vcenter 6 and during the install I added in our domain name \admin acct and password

I think you may have got confused, because you will need to add the Authentication Source, e.g/. Active Directory after the installation by logging into the Web Client, and adding your AD, using the Administrator@vsphere.local account.

You didn't get confused with the SSO Domain, and enter your AD domain and userid and password there ? did you ?

SSO Domain is very different to a Microsoft Active Directory Domain, and for most part should be left as vsphere.local, and not the same as your AD domain.

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vmichAuthor Commented:
No I am doing the install now and I did leave the sso as is. I just added a password for it.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so later you will need to login with Web Client using - Administrator@vsphere.local, and the password specified, and then ADD Active Directory as an Authentication Source...

Then you need to allocate permissions to vCenter Server to AD objects, e.g. group or users.

Then you will be able to login with an AD account, and manage using either Web Client or vSphere Client.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Andrew I got the AD account in and I can login into the web client but now when I try to login to one of the direct without going through vctr, it keeps telling me I don't have permissions. Cant I login as root or administrator direct to host?
vmichAuthor Commented:
I forgot to mention that I have the host in the datacenter and cluster
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can still login directly to a host using vSphere Client using the root account this is not affected by vCenter Server.

If you have vCenter Server - WHY would you login direct to the host ? (unless for troubleshooting)

also to add the host to vCenter Server, you have to know the root password...
vmichAuthor Commented:
Yeah I found the issue. I had the lock down enabled for some stupid reason. Once I went go into the web, I found it and made the change..
Man I actually might start liking the web interface... :)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Unfortunately, you need to use both today (web and vSphere client!)
vmichAuthor Commented:
Had to login via the web client and our admin account..
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