Hello. I have installed VMware Server 2.0.2 in Host OS Windows 7. The VMware Server host name is mylaptop. Server HTTP Port is 8222. Server HTTPS Port is 8333. Then I created a virtual machine and installed Windows Server 2003 as Guest OS. VMware Server 2 Home Page https://mylaptop:8333/ui/# can be opened successfully. Everything has worked successfully for a while.
But 2 days ago when I turned on my computer and opened VMware Server 2 Home Page https://mylaptop:8333/ui/#, the Internet Explorer cannot display the web page. I double click "diagnoses connection" and the result is:
"The remote device won't accept the connection. The device (mylaptop) is not set up to accept connection on port 8333. Contact your network administrator."
I have done 2 things in Host OS Windows 7 as follows:
First, check whether Port 8333 is opened in Windows 7 or not.
I use the command " C:\Windows\system32\netstat -ano" to find active port connection in my computer. I see Port 8333 is not in the list. Thus, Port 8333 is not opened in Windows 7. I also used a "Check Tool" to check port 8333 in my computer. The result is that "Port 8333 is closed in this computer".
Second, add Port 8333 into Windows 7 Firewall because it's not opened.
I follow the procedure in Windows 7 Control Panel -> Windows Firewall ->Advanced Settings ->Inbound Rule -> New Rule and then follow the Inbound Rule Wizard to add port 8333. The program path is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Server\, Which is the same with the program path of installing VMware Server 2. I have used 2 files vmware-authd.exe and vmware-hostd.exe. I have also tried program path "Windows\system32\svchost.exe".
I have tried to add port 8333 using the above 3 program paths and reboot my computer and open VMware Server Home Page https://mylaptop:8333/ui/#. Every time, the same problem occurred - the web page cannot display. I use the command " C:\Windows\system32\netstat -ano" to find port 8333 and see port 8333 is not in the list. I have done it 3 times because each time I used a different program path.
At this point, let me ask the question: Is the above way the correct way to add Port 8333 into Windows 7 Firewall ?
Because fixing Host Windows 7 cannot resolve the problem, I restart VMware Server Authentication Service: Run -> services.msc -> VMwareAuthentication Service ->Restart the Service. After that, I rebboot my computer and open VMware Server Home Page https://mylaptop:8333/ui/#. But same problem occurred:"the Internet Explorer cannot display the web page". "The remote device won't accept the connection. The device (mylaptop) is not set up to accept connection on port 8333. Contact your network administrator."
Is this problem caused by Host Windows 7 or VMware Server 2.0.2 itself ? Can any folk help to resolve it ?