VpxClient has stopped working

1. Navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher”
2. Edit as Administrator VpxClient.exe.config (you can use Notepad++ and if the file editing operation requires Administrative permissions, Notepad++ will ask you to elevate permissions; cool tool!)
3. Add the following lines in a new line, prefferably after </appSettings>:

<startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”>
<supportedRuntime version=”v4.0″/>


In the end, my advice is to move away from the vCenter Client and upgrade ESXi and vCenter 🙂


Victor an End User Computing Consultant. You find him most of the time on Twitter (@01004753) but also on LinkedIn evangelizing new technologies and processes that can change in good, the world we live in. Victor has expertise in Server & Client Virtualization, Client Management, GPU Virtualization, HyperConvergence and Enterprise Security

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8 comments on “VpxClient has stopped working
  1. Gouveia says:

    It is not working this way

  2. jadjay says:

    Same here : doesn’t work

  3. Vishnu says:

    Not working

  4. Magnesia says:

    The problem is double-quote ”
    It must be ” ..

    • Victor says:

      Thanks for the hint. I saw that the quotes were in a different format (Word-like) as sometimes I write my posts in whatever tool I have at hand, and then transfer them to blogs :).
      MS Word might have changed those to the “literature” quotes which are “ASCII-like” and cannot be interpreted as parts of a statement

  5. nabil says:

    Thanks ite works after correcting quotes.

  6. Somnuk says:

    Thanks ite works after correcting quotes.

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