You can change the password for an encrypted virtual machine. Changing the password does not re-encrypt the virtual machine.

When you use this feature to change the password, the primary key used to decrypt the virtual machine is not changed, and the virtual machine is not re-encrypted. For security reasons, instead of changing the password by using this procedure, you might choose to remove encryption and then encrypt the virtual machine again with a different password.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Select the virtual machine and click Edit virtual machine settings on the right pane..
  2. On the Options tab, select Encryption.
  3. Select Change Password.
  4. Type the current password and the new password.
    Important: Make sure that you record the password. If you forget the password, Workstation Player does not provide a way to retrieve it.