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Hot to get VMware vSphere Client to work in Windows 7

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.

Have fun!