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I am using VMware ESXi 4.1 for running my virtual machines. Once i accidentally set "no access" permissions for user "root" over vSphere interface. AS root is my only account, i `ve lost everything, even SSH and Local Tech Support rejects root credentials. Only i have is acces to the System customization menu. If any way to restore root user permissions?

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According to this a VMware KB Article the only solution for ESXi is to reinstall. I believe that you an do a repair reinstall that leaves the VMs unaffected. You may need to re add the VMs to the inventory and setup the virtual networking though.

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Totally agree, I wouldn't trust anything but a reinstall. – Chopper3 Apr 8 '11 at 14:50
Problem resolved by reinstalling ESXi. Fortunately, all VM left on datastore, thanks for answer. – user77689 Apr 9 '11 at 15:38

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