My virtual machine in VmWare Workstation is refusing RDP connections. On my other VM it was able to accept connections. I had to add some entries into the .VMX file in order to get it to work, but I forgot what I put in there and the file has already been deleted.
Check the following:
Do you have VMWare tools installed? Can you ping both ways (host to guess, and vice versa)?
AFAIK, you should not have to change anything in the .vmx file to allow RDP connections, as long as your network connection is bridged.
As Sagar said