I was using vSphere Client to connect two our vCenters version 4.1 and adjusted my start icon like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -s vcenter4A -u mydomain\admin66
After clicking on such prepaired icon I was just needed to choose vcenter4A or vcenter4B, type my password and after press on OK button I was successfully logged in.
Since last week we have vCenter version5 in use and after my first connect to vcenter5 my vSphere Client was upgraded with v5 module.
And the behavior of my prepaired icon "...\VpxClient.exe" -s vcenter4A -u mydomain\admin66 changed dramatically.
If I click on my icon now, the vSphere Client is trying to login immediately... with blank password field (!)... Sure it running in the error message.
My question: Can I prevent vSphere Client (v5) to login automatically by using -u and -s parameters?
Is there any hidden parameters like : VpxClient.exe -s vcenter4A -u mydomain\admin66 -NoAutoLogin ?
PS: Theoretically I can use -p myPassword, but I don't want to enter it in clear text. It should be encrypted. Possible?
Thx in advance.
no ideas ?
ran into this too. anyone from vmware watching this?
this just for vista? am using xp.
Vista and Windows 7!
I use it in my Windows 7 laptop!
What's up with this? Absolutely no response from VMware? I was hoping they'd fix it in a future vSphere Client, but so far not even an acknowledgement that it's a bug.
This new "feature" is f*ing annoying and needs to be fixed.
Same issue here with clien version 4.1.0 (build 491557).
I have used -s <server> -u <user> without -p in the past but since our last update the client tries to autologin, which off-course fails because I didn't provide a password. Very annoying.