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During installation on 2.6.24-24-generic (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS), the VMware-server-2.0.1 asks for a user.
I was running sudo ./vmware-install.pl and it would not accept my Ubuntu login which happens to be one lower-case letter.
I used root as the username, so that the installation would complete.
Of course, I have no interest in actually using root to log in to a web app, nor in creating a password for root–this is Ubuntu!
Upon successful completion I tried to login to the https://localhost:8333/ and it did not allow root to login without a password.
no worries:

Google’s cache of http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/whats-the-login-user-name-and-password-for-vmware-server-20/ provided the following solution from WillBeen, comment: May 20th, 2009 04:21
sudo vi /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml
edit line 8: <ACEDataUser>x</ACEDataUser>

change x (your username)
to your preferred user

I had to reboot
then tell Firefox to accept the self-signed cert…
Now it is time to see if VMWare Server will let me import and run my virtual machines.

VMware-server-2.0.1-156745.i386.tar.gz

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