Can not leave vSphere client console without CTRL + ALT with user Peter though it works for user Paul.
A Windows7 - 64 VM is running on ESXi 5.5 using virtual hardware 10.
VMware tools version is 10.0.9 build 3917699. 2 different users - both using admin accounts see a different behavior when working with the vSphere-client console.User-account Paul is newly created. Paul can leave the Windows 7 console windows without having to use the hotkey CTRL + ALT.
This is not possible for user Peter - this account was created years ago. Workarounds like uninstalling vmware-tools did not change anything. I have to assume that something has to be cleaned up in the settings or registry of that old user account - the Windows 7 VM itself seems to be fine (as a new user account created just for testing has no problems at all.) Google finds posts with : another Cant leave VM-console Window without CTRL + ALT in abundance but nothing so far helped. Assumption: something in the old user account prevents the Windows-lEXIT behavior. Probably a VMware tools related Conf-file - or a part of the Windows User-registry is misconfigured and so far has escaped all my attempts to find the "bad" file or registry-setting. I am looking for either a way to forcefully clean up the non-working account settings or some info on what to look for in detail. Already tried: uninstall / reinstall vmware-tools uninstall keyboard inside the VM uninstall SVGA card with 3d support inside the VM Sometimes this has a little progress: leaving the VM without hotkey works for a short while - but only for a little while until the VM gets rebooted after the device removals. After the reboot the problem reappears. ANy ideas ? For the record : I am not looking for Workarounds - there is one: log out user Peter and change to user Paul - he can leave the console Windows just fine. Thanks in advance
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