VMware vSphere Client : “Windows session credentials cannot be used to log into this server”

In my homelab, since I upgraded to vSphere6, I can’t seem to make the “use windows credentials” button to work for both VMware vSphere Client and Web Client.

For VMware vSphere Client, i keep getting the following error:

Windows session credentials cannot be used to log into this server


I checked internally in VMware and found the following solution that worked:

  1. Make sure components are joined to AD
    In my homelab, i’m using vcenter appliance + external PSC-  YOU NEED TO JOIN BOTH of THEM.
    To join, just SSH to the appliance  and issue the following command

           /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join <domain> <domain user>

                   After joining, reboot the appliance. I started with PSC, then vCenter.

To verify if the appliance was properly joined to the domain, issue the following command

         /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli query


2. Download the latest vSphere Client
LINK: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2089791

For my case, I downloaded: VMware vSphere Client 6.0 Update 1


That’s it. Enjoy!

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