VMware Server and Windows Firewall

VMware server uses port 902/TCP for remote connections. It is easy enough to allow outside connections to this port through the Windows Firewall interface in the Control Panel.

However, if you want to do it the “Windows Way (TM)” the trick is to add “vmware-authd.exe“, found in the VMware Server folder in your installation directory, to the list of allowed programs. Then, even if you change which port number VMware should use, the Windows Firewall will allow it.

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