create a regular user, ssh(putty) login via that username, su - and provide root pw
Via VIC or VC
Users and Groups, right click, Add, check box for Grant shell access
Non secure method: /etc/ssh/sshd_config, PermitRootLogon yes, service sshd restart
If you had searched the forum I'm sure you would have found several hits for this fyi.
what group this new user has to be? I created a new user in 'users' group from VI with password and tried to login from putty using that password, I still get access denied for this new user.
not only did he not search, he has not even marked it as a question so he could award you points for searching for him. this forum is rapidly becomming like the Workstation one.
don't worry about it Steve, it is you and me both
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We live for points, and you are robbing us of our ability to get crowns, wands and brains.
Have a nice day!
Well put, there are alot of questions in these forums that are not marked accordingly. It would be nice if these forums had Sticky's at the top that would cover repetitively asked questions like this. I know I had this same question as a newbie and I found the answer searching.
Hi, I have found the answer to your question here: http://www.vmweekly.com/ask_an_expert/i_am_unable_to_login_to_esx_server_with_root_or_a_root_like_id...
This is a technical article offering a way to perform remote root access. It also mentions a free utility called Veeam RootAccess that allows you to solve the problem in the simplest way.
Hope this helps.
Not much vmware can do about ppl posting questions in topics. Probably the best thing to do is tell the asker: "hey this is a question, please post it in the questions section, as people will have more incentive to respond in order to get points." And then don't answer them. Someone did that to me in a different forum and I said "hey, can you just answer me anyway" and their response was "pls read first reply". Nice!