Possible issue with VMWare and this month's updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    Just a heads-up: it looks as if vSphere 4.0 (the VMWare client application used
    to administer VMWare servers/clusters) stops working on Windows XP (and perhaps
    other OSes) when this month's updates are installed. I haven't confirmed this
    as the definite cause of the issue I'm having, but it's the most likely suspect.

    Based on a KB article about a similar issue relating to Windows 7, I suspect
    that vSphere 4.0 update 1 won't be affected. But if you use vSphere, and don't
    have update 1 yet, you may want to hold off on this month's updates until you
    can check whether this will affect you.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 9, 2010
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  2. To follow up on this, we've just installed VMWare 4.0 update 1 at my site, and I
    can confirm that the updated version of vSphere has resolved the problem I was
    having. (I never did get a chance to run experiments to confirm that this
    month's .NET updates triggered the issue, but it seems likely.)

    Harry Johnston [MVP], Jun 23, 2010
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