December 7, 2016

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday Updates Break VMware on Windows 7

It turns out that last week’s patch Tuesday update from Microsoft broke some bits of VMware on Windows 7, fortunatley VMware have responded quickly with an update to their software.

If you have installed updates 2482017 or 2467023 (which you most likely have if you have automatic updates enabled on your Windows 7 machine) and expericnce the problem below you will need to upgraded your VMware View Client:

  • Unable to connect from the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server
  • Connecting the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server fails

According to the VMware knowledge base if you have already installed these patches, you can install VMware View Client (build 353760) to resolved the problem.

If you have not installed these patches, delay the installation of the Microsoft patches until you have installed VMware View Client (build 353760).

The View Client patch can be downloaded from here.

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