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.

About this task

  User Access Control Enabled User Access Control Disabled
Domain user A domain user with "administrator" as the user name works fine. For example, "NetApp\administrator".

However, a domain user with "xyz" as the user name that belongs to a local administrator group will not work. For example, you cannot use " NetApp\xyz".

Either a domain user with "administrator" as the user name or a domain user with "xyz" as the user name that belongs to local administrator group, works fine. For example, "NetApp\administrator" or " NetApp\xyz".
Workgroup user A local user with "administrator" as the user name works fine.

However, a local user with "xyz" as the user name that belongs to a local administrator group will not work.

Either a local user with "administrator" as the user name or a local user with "xyz" as the user name that belongs to local administrator group, works fine.

However, a local user with "xyz" as the user name that does not belong to local administrator group will not work.

In the above examples, " NetApp" is the dummy domain name and "xyz" is dummy local user name.

Steps

  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.
  4. Click Save.