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This is fixed in vSphere in 4.1 I think but I can’t get hold of it.


Copy .dll to

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib


C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib

If Lib don’t exist, then create it.

Many of you, like myself, have started running Windows 7 as their primary desktop OS and find it to be a massive improvement over Windows Vista on so many levels.

One of the very few inconveniences I have found with it, and this is not an bug or problem with Windows 7 itself, is the inability to run the VMware vSphere Client.

UPDATE: Good News – This issue has now been resolved in VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 1 (U1).

When attempting to run the client the following errors are received and you are unable to proceed any further:

“Error parsing the server “ C:\Program Files).

Follow these 4 basic steps and you’ll be up and running in no time!
Step 1.

imageDownload this DLL called system.dll

*Note: This DLL is usually found in the %SystemRoot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\ directory of a non Windows 7 PC with .NET v3.5 SP1 installed.

Step 2.

Once downloaded install it in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib” directory. If the ‘lib’ directory doesn’t exist then create it and drop the dll file into it.

VMware vSphere Client Windows 7
Step 3.

Next edit the “VpxClient.exe.config” file which can be found in the “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher” directory and add the following three lines to it in the location specified in the screenshot below. Then save the changes.

VMware vSphere Client Windows 7

Step 4.

From the Windows 7 ‘System Properties’ click the ‘Advanced’ tab and then the ‘Environment Variables’ button as we want to add a new ‘System’ variable.

VMware vSphere Client Windows 7

Create a new ‘System’ variable called ‘DEVPATH’ and assign the following variable value:

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\Lib

VMware vSphere Client Windows 7

You are now ready to start using the VMware vSphere Client on your Windows 7 machine! Some people have reported having to run the client as an ‘Administrator’ so if you are having difficulties it may pay to try this – I luckily didn’t experience this problem. Also you will likely have to reboot your machine (or restart the explorer.exe process) for your new path information to come into effect.

VMware vSphere Client Windows 7