I just set up a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server in my environment. I have a VMWare ESXi 4.1 host running standalone that I am able to have join the domain.
When I right click the Host, and choose Add Permissions, and set the Administrator role for one of my Domain users or groups in vSphere Client, as soon as I click ok, the role is lost. Trying to authenticate with the domain credentials in vSpere client says "You must use a user name and password" (paraphrasing).
I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to have the roles be retained.
Here is a new wrinkle to this problem. The permission are working, but the vSphere client does not pass them through when you check "Use Windows session credentials" if i enter
domainname\username with the domain password, AD authentication works successfully