VMware vSphere Client – ‘This product can only be installed on Windows XP SP2 and above’

KB ID 0001092 


Quite why each version of the vSphere client does not work with any other version of ESX/vCenter I’ve never really been able to work out. Being a mac owner, I have to run the software in VMware Fusion anyway, (which is also a pain).

vSphere installed on Windows XP SP2 and above

So when I tried to connect my my own firms vCenter this week from my Windows 8 fusion VM, I got this error message, after having to download yet another version of the vSphere client.


In this case, Microsoft comes to the rescue,

1. Right click the installer executable > Properties.

2. Compatibility > Run This program in compatibility >Windows XP (Service Pack 3).

vSphere installed on Windows XP SP2 and above

3. Apply > OK > run the setup process again.

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