So I'm following the default settings.. and setup windows 11.. clickety click..
Leaving "save password to Credential manager" as default and don't write down the password.
Now my hardware dies.. --> the VM dies with it. No matter if you had backups or not as the password is in the credential manager and there is no way to see it. It looks like it is encrypted in there.
Also note that you can't correct this either.
Go to the "Change password" screen... Nope.. it asks for the old password first.
Go to "Remove TPM" and then back to "Change password" screen to remove the encryption.. "still asks for the password"..
That makes no sense.. I dropped the TPM.. there is nothing to protect anymore as the VM is using thin encryption by default. It should now let me remove the "encryption" to make it easy to get your VM back to work without having to drop down to file level.
If using full encryption then I guess you got what you bargained for... hmm.. but even then... it's a bit harsh.
You can use the VM without typing a password.. so IMO you should be able to remove or reset the password too... somehow.
Also can we please get the credential target field in credential manager to include "VMware Workstation".. now we have a bunch of GUID fields in there with no references as to what the password is for. Normally applications store their name in the target field as well.