Installing VMware vSphere Client in Windows 8.1 Preview
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1. Use 7-zip to open the ~350MB executable and extract the contents
2. In Windows 8, run dotnetfx35.exe – it will prompt you to download and install .NET 2.0. I let it download and install the files it needed. Next, run vjredist64.exe (Assuming Windows 8 x64)
3. Right-Click VMware-viclient.exe, choose “Properties” On the “Compatibility” tab, check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and choose “Windows 7″ from the list. Click “Ok”
4. Run the VMware-viclient installer as you normally would.