I left this one critical piece off my â€œMe Tooâ€ vSphere 4 Update 1 post, and wasnâ€™t reminded of it again until today. From the PlanetVMware blog:
In case you didn’t notice, Update 1 for VMware vCenter Server 4.0 was released last week. This is great news for all of you who wish to run the vSphere client on Windows 7 machines.
While we had a KB article (Cannot launch vSphere Client after installing in Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 (1011329)) which went through a couple of different incarnations as new information became available, we can now put this problem behind us. No work-arounds are necessary, it just works now.
Re-read that last bit. No more workarounds. It just works. Woot!