Prerequisites n Power off the virtual machine n Familiarize yourself with the

Prerequisites n power off the virtual machine n

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Prerequisites n Power off the virtual machine. n Familiarize yourself with the encryption feature limitations. See “Virtual Machine Encryption Limitations,” on page 124. n Familiarize yourself with restricted virtual machine expiration behavior. See “Restricted Virtual Machine Expiration,” on page 126. Procedure 1 Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings . 2 On the Options tab, select Access Control . 3 Click Encrypt . 4 Click Encrypt , type an encryption password, and click Encrypt . The encryption password is required to gain access to the virtual machine. It does not prevent the user from changing the virtual machine configuration. Turn on restrictions and enter a password to prevent the user from changing the virtual machine configuration. I MPORTANT Record the encryption password you use. If you forget the password, Workstation Pro does not provide a way to retrieve it. Workstation Pro begins encrypting the virtual machine. After the encryption process is complete, you can optionally set a restrictions password. 5 (Optional) To enable restrictions, select the Enable restrictions check box and configure restrictions options. Option Action Restrictions password Set the restrictions password. The restrictions password prevents users of the virtual machine from changing the virtual machine configuration. I MPORTANT Record the restrictions password you use. If you forget the password, Workstation Pro does not provide a way to retrieve it. Restrictions type Select a restriction type. n Fixed - Enables you to set specific restrictions for the individual virtual machine. n Managed - Enables restrictions for the virtual machine to be managed by a Horizon FLEX Policy Server. If you select this option, you must provide the server address of a Horizon FLEX server in the Management server text box. Do not select this option unless you have a Horizon FLEX installation. Require the user to change the encryption password when this virtual machine is moved or copied (Optional) Select this check box to require the user to change the encryption password for the virtual machine if the virtual machine is moved or copied. Allow USB devices to be connected to this virtual machine (Optional) Select this check box to allow USB device connections in the virtual machine. Chapter 6 Configuring and Managing Virtual Machines VMware, Inc. 125
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Option Action Expire the virtual machine after (Optional) If you selected the Fixed restriction type, set a date and time for the virtual machine to expire. Click the down arrow to select an expiration date. Click in the time field and enter the expiration time. To enter an alert message, perform these steps: a Click Advanced . b Enter text to be displayed when the virtual machine expires. c (Optional) Select the check box to show a message when the virtual machine is about to expire and enter message text.
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