VMware View manager problem when entering domain administrator for the View Composer setting

While trying to add the domain administrator to my VMware View Composer settings in VMware View Manager, I was getting the following errors repeatedly:

Wrong Domain

Bad user name or Password

I have found out that the problem was caused by my Virtual Center where VMware View Composer reside was not a part of the domain, and was not using my domain controller as a DNS resolver. To resolve this problem I had came up with two solution:

1- Use your domain controller DNS as the DNS resolver on your VMware vCenter / VMware View Composer Server if possible.

2- On the View Composer server, add the domain name to the domain controller’s IP address mapping in the Windows hosts file: %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.

For example:
111.345.333.235 <domain name>
Please note this is seems to be a well known issue. A VMware KB with the second solution I provided can be found here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=1007837&sliceId=2
Though the KB did not mention the first solution I mentioned above, it is 100% workable & supported.
If this saved you some headache and time, please take the time to share your experience with us. Thanks.


  1. It worked like a charm for me. Thanks

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