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Issues with Installing the vSphere Client on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012



Article Summary: This article provides information on issues with installing the vSphere Client on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.


Issue :

During installation of the VMware vSphere Client in Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, the installation stops with the following error :

"Internal Error 28173. -2146498298"



Resolution :

Install the .NET Framework 3.5 package :

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Click on Turn Windows Features On or Off
  3. Click on the Next button
  4. Click on the Next button
  5. Click on the Next button
  6. Click on the Next button
  7. Select the .NET Framework 3.5 Features checkbox
  8. Click on the Next button


Now you should be able to install the VMware vSphere Client without this error.




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Article ID: SLN283518

Last Date Modified: 03/07/2017 03:01 AM


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