Can a virtual OS be accessed remotely from a VMWare Workstation?

GrrGrrr August 18, 2012

The case:
A physical machine running 3 virtual OS say v1, v2, v3 inside VMWare Workstation. physical machine has MS Server 2008 OS, and a IP address.

Can v1,v2,v3 be accessed using Remote Desktop (they are in the same network/subnet as physical machine) from another PC in the same network?


  1. Bruce Epper
    August 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Yes. If configured properly, you can even access them from the internet.

    • GrrGrrr
      August 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Could you pls point to the configuration?

      • Bruce Epper
        August 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm

        1.Select the virtual machine and choose VM > Settings.
        2.Click the Options tab and select Remote Display.
        3.Click Enable remote display.
        4.(Optional) Change the port number. To connect to multiple virtual machines on the same host with a VNC client, specify a unique port number for each virtual machine.
        5.(Optional) Set a password for connecting to the virtual machine from a VNC client. Please note that the VNC remote connection is NOT encrypted.
        6.Click OK.

        At this point, you can connect to the configured virtual machine using any VNC client.

        • GrrGrrr
          August 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm

          Thanks again Bruce.
          Is a VNC must, or could I also use Windows Remote Desktop?

        • GrrGrrr
          August 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

          Thanks again Bruce.
          Can I use Windows Remote Desktop to access virtual machines instead of VNC?
          If not, which VNC do you suggest using?