A part of the VMware vSphere Client is the Host Update Utility. After getting the client itself to run on Windows 7 (64bit), I now figured out how to run the Host Update Utility on this OS as well.

Make sure you’ve followed the steps in VMware vSphere Client on Microsoft Windows 7!. The only extra step needed is quite simple:

  • Copy VpxClient.exe.config to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0.
  • Rename VpxClient.exe.config to VIUApp.exe.config

Again, I needed to run the Host Update Utility as an administrator, but you might not have to. Please comment below if so.