ESX 4 – Windows 7 VM cannot connect via RDP

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Today I noticed when rebooting my Windows 7 VM under ESX 4 remote desktop would not allow connections until I logged on locally.

I also noticed vCenter Server reported VMTools wasn’t running.


I did a bit of research and found that Remote Desktop Services was in manual mode.
By changing the startup type to Automatic it not only fixed the Remote Desktop issue but vCenter Server reported in properly as well.

One thought on “ESX 4 – Windows 7 VM cannot connect via RDP

    John White said:
    July 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thank you, will try this out!


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