We have set up a number of virtual machines running Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2. I have installed QTP 9.2 on one of these as I'm attempting to create a 'virtual" test lab for our organization. The machine runs QTP just fine and it can access the license server, (which is a seperate physical server on the network). However I can not see this VM in the list of hosts machines when I attempt to launch an automated script from within QC, (9.2). I have QTP configured to allow other Mercury products to run test and components. I'm thinking there is a network issue I am missing. Any help?
Found the cause of this issue. One can NOT use Remote Desktop and log into the host machine as this will not work. Remote Desktop does not physically log the user in the machine, it simply creates a session layer. If you want to use a virtual machine as a host, you will first have to have logged into it using VMware Virtual Infrastructure Web Access client or DameWare, something that actually connects you to the host as the interactive user. Then while that user is logged in, the host will execute the automated script with no problems.