Hey guys, I recently created a vmware server on ESXi 5.1.0 and installed 4 VM running XP with different IE versions. Everything was going fine up to today when I cant seem to see them via the console window any more. The screen now appears black . I can still access them bia RDP but not console. Any ideas what's happened here?
Thanks in advance
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Did you change anything on these VMs, like add hardware or something?
There was also an issue a while back connecting through vSphere client to your vCenter server or ESXi host and opening the console of the VM when you run the vSphere client from a Windows 8 machine.
no errors in the console window and I am running windows 7 - however like i said it was working perfectly fine for the past few days - just today it's pulled this stunt. No major changes that I can think of that would have caused this either...
And its the same for all the VMs on there? What if you create a new VM?
Have you tried running the client from a different place too? (just trying to narrow down when the problem lies).
yeah I was thinking the same myself - I only have the laptop with me to try it on tho... its the same for all VMs even with a new one. I reckon the problem definitely lies on this laptop - just cant think what the heck has changed...
Just to update on this guys - i did a system restore on my laptop and all seems to be working as normal again. some sneaky windows update must've crept in whilst I wasn't looking. Thanks again for all the help!!!