VMWare – Virtual machine – Power On - vmware workstation and devicecredential guard are not compatible. vmware workstation can be run after disabling device/credential guard.


Sathish Nadarajan
SharePoint MVP
Published On :   26 Jan 2018
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Installed VMWare pro on the Windows Server 2016 Machine and created a VM. When tried to Power-On the VM, faced the below exception.


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vmware workstation and devicecredential guard are not compatible. vmware workstation can be run after disabling device/credential guard

On the link, which VMWare gave, has a clean step by step. But, again, I could not make the MountVol command to work. Hence, the alternative commands are as follows.

1. Remove the Hyper-V from the Server Manager -> Features.


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2. Go to Local Computer Policy

a. From the Run -> gpedit.msc


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b. On the Local Group Policy window, go to Device Guard as shown in the path below.

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c. Double click on “Turn On Virtualization Based Security” and select the Disabled Option.


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3. Then open the Command Prompt. Type the below commands.

 bcdedit /create {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} /d "DebugTool" /application osloader
 
 bcdedit /set {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} path "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\SecConfig.efi"
 
 bcdedit /set {bootmgr} bootsequence {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215}
 
 bcdedit /set {0cb3b571-2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} loadoptions DISABLE-LSA-ISO,DISABLE-VBS
 
 bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
 
4. Do a Restart.

5. Start the VMWare and the VM in it.

Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

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