The default settings for some configurations of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 prevent Guided Consolidation from collecting performance data against systems with those operating systems.

The system is not listed in Microsoft Windows Network. The following commands do not list the system:

NET VIEW
NET VIEW /DOMAIN:the Workgroup or Domain the system belongs to

The system is listed in Active Directory but does not have the operatingSystem attribute defined. This can happen if the system never synchronizes with the Active Directory to which it belongs or was improperly configured.

1

Set the Guided Consolidation target systems' Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts option to Classic - local users authenticate as themselves

2

Select Start > Run.

3

Run either gpedit.msc or secpol.msc

4

In the left pane, select one of the following depending on which command you ran in the previous step:

a

(gpedit.msc) Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

b

(secpol.msc) Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > Double-click on Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts.

c

Double-click on Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts. Ensure that Classic - local users authenticate as themselves is selected.

5

Ensure the changed settings are applied.

Restart VMware vCenter Collector Provider Service.

Run gpupdate /force.

Reboot the Guided Consolidation host system.