Windows 8 and Vsphere Client cannot view Console

I think a lot of you try to install windows 8 and get an error message if you try to view the console of your virtual machine with the Vsphere client. The error message is :

The VMRC console has disconnected.. attempting to reconnect

You can see the error on this screenshoot :

So you have two options to fix this :

– install the last update of 5.1
– use the VGC client to view your console (free and available here :

5 Replies to “Windows 8 and Vsphere Client cannot view Console”

  1. After trying many new vSphere Client installations with NO success on my Windows 8, your VGC link to the finally worked for me. Now I am happy 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!

    – Sammy

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