Configuring Run As credentials for VM guest file restores

When you attach a virtual disk for guest file or folder restore operations, the target VM for the attach must have Run As credentials configured before you restore.


  1. In the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter, click in the toolbar, and then select SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware from the drop-down list.
  2. In the left Navigator pane, click Guest File Restore.
  3. In the Run As Credentials section, either select a configured Run As credentials from the list or click (Add) to add new Run As credentials.
    Windows uses the selected Run As credentials to log into the selected VM.
    Note: The Run As credentials must be the default domain administrator that is provided by Windows. Any other user with administrator privileges will not work.
  4. Click Save.