Saturday, August 29, 2009
VMware vCenter - Insufficient Permissions
I was trying to P2V a Windows XP Tablet PC to the new ESX host that I just built and I kept getting the following error: "Insufficient permissions to connect to .." when vCenter Converter was trying to install the agent. Pretty easy right? I was using the target machines local administrator account to connect and that should have worked. I also tried other admin accounts, nothing worked. I then tried connecting to the admin$ share using the local admin account and still that failed. I finally figured it out, it may be obvious to those that work on desktop systems regularly, but it was not obvious to me. In Windows Explorer, under Options at the very bottom there is a check box to enable simple file sharing. After I unchecked this box, I was able to continue.