Has anybody managed to get the vsphere client working on Windows 7, it installed fine but when I try and login to an esx server, I get an error:
Error Parsing the server "192.168.1.10" "clients.xml" file Login will continue contact your system administrator
Clicking ok gives me another error
The type initializer for "VirtualInfrastrcture.Utils.HttpWebRequestProxy" threw an exception
Clicking ok returns me to the login dialogue.
I know Windows 7 isn't released yet but as it's so close I would of thought vmware would of tested it.
I have the same problem, "run as administrator" does not help:
Installed on W7 RTM 64bit host, vSphere client 4.0.0-162856 works only with the ESX 4.0.0-171294 server.
For ESX 3.5 server, ESX 3.5i server, and vmware server 2.01, it tries to download the older vi client.
I use your viclient_fix.zip, vSphere client 4.0 was installed as administrator.
where can I download the latest vSphere Client Version? Could you please upload your version that is working on Windows 7?
Does this Version also support ESX 3.5 Hosts?
Regards - Willi
Awesome! Was hoping there wouldn't be too many hoops to jump through for Win 7. I however installed the VI Client on my 😧 drive so I had to modify the script just a bit and I'm not using the variables to define the paths. Also thought I'd add this for people that don't like the DOS box sticking around after launching it. I have the last two lines of my batch file (CMD file) set like so:
CD /D "D:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher"
The CD /D command changes drives if needed and goes to the path specified, then the start command starts up the VI Client while allowing the batch file to complete its run and it closes out the window it was running in. Then you're left with only your VI Client running and no extra dos window.
Thanks to everyone on this! Seems too easy and I'm surprised VMWare doesn't have an update to address this just yet..
This worked for me on Windows 32 bit platform :-
1. Install Vspehere Client 4.0.0 on Windows 7
2. Right Click on Shortcut on Desktop and select compatibility
3. Select Checkbox and run th program in compatibility mode for Windows XP3
4. Click Ok
5. Run Vsphere Client
This did not work on my system. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and the only 'compatibility' option was a wizard where I did select XP SP3, and it still generates the same error message for clients.xml.