Enabling Windows Single Sign-on support in VirtualCenter 2.5

Starting with VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 2 you can enable Single Sign-on feature.

To enable Windows Single Sign-on follow these steps:

  1. Log in to a workstation where the VI Client is installed.
  2. Right-click the desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  3. In the Create Shortcut Wizard, click Browse and navigate to the location of the VpxClient.exe program and click OK.

    Note: By default it is located in C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\

  4. After the full path is in the Type the location of the item field append -passthroughAuth -s <VirtualCenter Server hostname> to the end of the line, where <VirtualCenter Server hostname> is the hostname or IP Address of the VirtualCenter instance you want to connect to.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Give a Name for the shortcut.
  7. Click Finish.

After the shortcut has been created, double-click on the new shortcut, and you are logged into the VirtualCenter Server using the currently logged in credentials.


Note: If the currently logged in user does not have appropriate permissions to VirtualCenter log in fails.


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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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