I have also tried using the VMWare Infrastructure Client and I get the following error message;
"VMWare Infrastructure Client could not establish the initial connection with server <servername>
Details: A connection failure occured."
Really don't knwo what this all means?
Considering the first error: Was this a certificate error? If so, go ahead to the Web site and install the certificate.
Second: I think no one knows what this error means. Please post the target information from the Properties of your non-working short cut. Be sure to remove any personal data. Here's mine, with the closing ] changed to ) to prevent the forum from messing it up: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\VMware Remote Console Plug-in\vmware-vmrc.exe" -h xxxx -u xxxx -p xxxx -X "[standard) XP Pro x64 Test System/XP Pro x64 Test System.vmx" . The -X opens the console full screen (takes a few seconds).
Host and Guest Systems:
Windows XP Pro x64 Edition;
VMware Server 2.0.0, Build 116503
You did specify server:8333 in the IP address/Name field in the VI Client?
Finally worked out the problem. I had created a new user account on the XP syste with teh same login name etc so I thought it shoudl all ahve worked the same, obviously it didn't.
To fix the problem I unisnatlled rebooted and reinstalled VMWare server and then the Shortcut and Client worked fine... all back to normal.
Thank you for your help.
i had the same problem: just installed vmware server 2.0 (on xp pro sp3) and created a new virtual machine. powered it on and entered the console, i got this error-message (although when i created adesktop shortcut and tried to start the virtual machine from there)
select your virtual machine, go to permissons-tab. there's one permission defined for the admin-group on the host.
creating a new permission for the user i currently used to log on the host and the vmware server as an admin with all privileges solved the problem.
not sure why it didn't worked without this explicit permission, because the user i used is in the host admin-group and i used this one to install the server... any idea?
hope this helps someone else because i haven't seen this hint anywhere, but many requests for help on this error
rdesktop will work after installation of VM, but i can not able to install VM Without the console....
At first sight re-Installing seemed to work too for me having the same problem with version 2.0.2. But after the next reboot same problem as before ...
Creating a new permission also doesn't permanently solve the problem in my installation ...
I have the same problem with the latest VMware Server 2 version on Windows 7 x64.
I've reinstalled it many times, and it doesn't help.
Will try to downgrade to the previous version, if it will not help - will go to Virtualbox..
Downgrading didn' help, and no one knows how to solve the issue.
Gone to Virtualbox.
The Loopback adapter have solved the issue for me and I believe is the solution to resolve this Remote Virtual machine (VMRC) error.