VMware Workstation Server saves messages in log files. Refer to these log files if you need to audit or troubleshoot a problem with remote access or remote authorization.

Workstation Server Log Files

Host System


Most Windows hosts

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\hostd\hostd-n.log

Windows Vista and Windows 7 hosts


Linux hosts


On Linux hosts, security-related information, such as authorization attempts, is sent to the system messages log.