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VMware Infrastructure Client requires .NET Framework 2.0 to be Installed on 64bit editions of Windows prior to its installation (1004093)

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  • The installation of VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client fails on 64bit operating systems of Windows
  • You see a warning similar to: 

    Setup failed to launch <path of the the VMware-VIClient executable file>


This issue is resolved in VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4. For more information, see the VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4 Release Notes.

Note: If you are experiencing issues using the VI Client with Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, this issue has been identified in vSphere 4.0 Update 1. For more information, see the vSphere 4.0 Update 1 Release Notes

Prior to VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4, if the .NET Framework 2.0 is not installed on the 64bit operating system, the VI Client installation fails with a message similar to:
Setup has detected that the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 pre-requisite is not installed on this system. Please install this pre-requisite and try again.


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