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JFGI replaces RTFM. Just [Freaking] Google It.

By Andrew Pollack on 11/07/2009 at 09:15 PM EST

I thought I'd run into the first important software I couldn't use on my laptop with Windows 7. The Vsphere client for VMWARE ESXi. It wouldn't run at all., so I googled it and found two documents. The first, from VMWARE's site, said it wouldn't work:

The very next document I opened was written by someone who'd gotten it to work, and gave very detailed and functional instructions.

It's hard to remember what we did before the interwebs.

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re: JFGI replaces RTFM. Andrew to the rescueBy Ulrich Krause on 11/08/2009 at 02:03 AM EST
Thank you for googling this for me. :-) I ran into this problem this morning
re: JFGI replaces RTFM. Just [Freaking] Google It. By Devin Olson on 11/08/2009 at 07:04 AM EST
I really didn't want to muck about with replacing a dll -I'm kind of OC about
stuff like that.

My solution was to simply install the VMWare vSphere Client on my Windows XP VM
-running inside VirtualBox. Works without any problem whatsoever.
The thing is... By Andrew Pollack on 11/08/2009 at 09:17 AM EST
when you are mucking about with DLL's, one thing to know is that it's about
location, location, location.

In this case, the dll is in a path specific to that application. It's very
unlikely to cause a problem for anything else, and doesn't overwrite any

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