In VMWare View 6, is there a way to configure administrators and/or authentication outside of the Admin Console?
At my site, we have regular user accounts and administrative user accounts. Both accounts can log in via username/password or smart card.
I set up a test View Connection Server and set my admin account as the administrator.
I accessed the Admin Console in a browser while logged in as my user account. Then I entered the username/password for my admin account. Everything was going well.
I changed the administrator authentication to require smart card access and logged out. Foolishly, I forgot that our security team blocks admin accounts from accessing web browsers.
Now the web-based console requires my admin smart card to log in, but my admin smart card can't access a web browser. My security team will not make a temporary exception to get me in.
I can log into the server with my admin account. But it appears that administrators and auth methods can only be set in the web-based admin console. If I can either add my regular user account as an admin, or change the smart card auth requirement, I can get in and fix the problem.
Does anyone know how to do that outside of the web-based Admin Console?