VMware Workstation Server saves messages in log files. Refer to these log files if you need to audit or troubleshoot a problem with remote access or remote authorization.

Table 1. Workstation Server Log Files

Host System


Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 hosts


Linux hosts


On Linux hosts, security-related information, such as authorization attempts, is sent to the system messages log.