Here is a step-by-step guide to get VMware vSphere Client and the vSphere Host Update Utility to work in Windows 7. My system is running Windows 7 – 64-bit, so please make sure you enter the correct “Program Files” folder if your system is 32-bit. Let’s get started:
1. Open the following folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vmware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher
2. Edit the VpxClient.exe.config file and make it look like the following:
Just add the lines from 12 to 14 and your set!
3. Create a new folder in the same location called Lib, and then place the System.dll (attached here -> System.dll).
4. Edit your system environment variables and create a new one, DEVPATH, and set it to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib
Now, vSphere Client should work! But the Host Update Utility still need some tweaking, here are the final steps:
5. Copy VpxClient.exe.config file (from above) to the following location, re-naming it to VIUApp.exe.config:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0\
And now the Host Update Utility will work, also.