Ever since I've upgraded to vSphere 6 (and client) I'm having an issue with the VI Client opening in the foreground UNLESS I run with Administrator privileges. When I simply left-click on the icon, I can see the process(es) start in task manager, but can't get the program to appear in the foreground. Even when I do an ALT-TAB and scroll through open windows, it's not list there. However, if I right-click the icon and 'run as administrator' the window pops up immediately. In fact, ALL previous instances I tried to open without administrator privileges also pop up. For example, if I left-clicked the icon 3 times I would have 3 processes running the background (no visible windows). Then, if I right-click/Run As Administrator I will immediately get the window for ALL 3 windows/processes running the background, plus the new one I just opened.
I've uninstalled all version of the VI client on my system and re-installed. Once with my standard credentials and once again running installer as administrator...same results with both methods.
Anyone else having this issue?
I know this isnt a fix, but a way to get the application to always run as administrator:
To mark an application to always run as an administrator, do the following:
1. On the Start menu, locate the program that you want to always run as an administrator.
2. Right-click the application’s shortcut, and then click Properties.
3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
4. Do one of the following:
Could be a UAC issue ? What OS is the effected machine running ? Is your account an admin on that machine ?
Thanks for the response. Yes, this has been my workaround. However, this a nuisance since I get the UAC pop-up each time I open the client...and unfortunately our security policies force UAC (grrrr)...