Only users that are assigned the Administrator role can log in to the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). To allow access to the direct console, add the user to the local administrators group.

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Log in to ESXi using the vSphere Client.

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Click the Local Users & Groups tab and click Users.

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Right-click the user and click Edit to open the Edit User dialog box.

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From the Group drop-down menu, select localadmin and click Add.

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Click OK.