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PrerequisitesnPower off the virtual machine.nFamiliarize yourself with the encryption feature limitations. See “Virtual Machine EncryptionLimitations,” on page 124.nFamiliarize yourself with restricted virtual machine expiration behavior. See “Restricted VirtualMachine Expiration,” on page 126.Procedure1Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.2On the Optionstab, select Access Control.3Click Encrypt.4Click 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 userfrom changing the virtual machine configuration. Turn on restrictions and enter a password to preventthe user from changing the virtual machine configuration.IMPORTANTRecord the encryption password you use. If you forget the password, Workstation Pro doesnot provide a way to retrieve it.Workstation Pro begins encrypting the virtual machine. After the encryption process is complete, youcan optionally set a restrictions password.5(Optional) To enable restrictions, select the Enable restrictionscheck box and configure restrictionsoptions.OptionActionRestrictions passwordSet the restrictions password. The restrictions password prevents users ofthe virtual machine from changing the virtual machine configuration.IMPORTANTRecord the restrictions password you use. If you forget thepassword, Workstation Pro does not provide a way to retrieve it.Restrictions typeSelect a restriction type.nFixed- Enables you to set specific restrictions for the individual virtualmachine.nManaged- Enables restrictions for the virtual machine to be managedby a Horizon FLEX Policy Server. If you select this option, you mustprovide the server address of a Horizon FLEX server in theManagement servertext box. Do not select this option unless you havea Horizon FLEX installation.Require the user to change theencryption password when thisvirtual machine is moved or copied(Optional) Select this check box to require the user to change theencryption password for the virtual machine if the virtual machine ismoved or copied.Allow USB devices to be connectedto this virtual machine(Optional) Select this check box to allow USB device connections in thevirtual machine.Chapter 6 Configuring and Managing Virtual MachinesVMware, Inc. 125
OptionActionExpire the virtual machine after(Optional) If you selected the Fixedrestriction type, set a date and time forthe virtual machine to expire. Click the down arrow to select an expirationdate. Click in the time field and enter the expiration time.To enter an alert message, perform these steps:aClick Advanced.bEnter text to be displayed when the virtual machine expires.c(Optional) Select the check box to show a message when the virtualmachine is about to expire and enter message text.