Connect to VM using MS Remote Desktop

The VMware Knowledge Base link: Connecting to VMware virtual machines using the Windows Remote Desktop utility (1018809) | VMware KB

I created a VM using ESXi 6 and have installed Windows 10 Pro, but cannot connect to the VM using MS Remote Desktop.  Per the link, the VM must be connected to the physical network via either a Bridged or a NAT connection, but the VM settings window doesn't give this option.

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Here are screenshots for the server and the VM Network.

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After connecting to the physical network, the VM will have its own IP which would be the server IP plus the inbound port.  Initially the user ID and password will be the same as for the host server, but this should be changed by the VM user for security.


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Hi ,

Bridged or a NAT configuration should be on the work station , please check below links .

Using the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation (1018697) | VMware KB

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