To control access to the virtual machine, you can limit the number of simultaneous connections to a virtual machine and lock the guest operating system when the last remote user disconnects from the virtual machine console.

Before you begin

  • Verify that VMware Tools is installed and running.

  • To use the Guest OS lock option, verify that you have a Windows XP or later guest operating system.

Procedure

  1. Right-click a virtual machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.
  2. Click the VM Options tab, and expand VMware Remote Console Options.
  3. (Optional) : Select Guest OS lock to lock the guest operating system when the last remote user disconnects.
  4. (Optional) : Select Maximum number of sessions to limit the number of simultaneous connections to this virtual machine, and enter a number.
  5. Click OK.