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I am trying to do a demo of VMware View 4.5.  I have the following set up:  One host running ESXi 4.1 being managed by a vCenter server (which is on a virtual server on our production VMware implementation), another virtual server running the Connection manager.

I can log into the management gui, and I have pointed it at the vCenter server, I have a Win7 VM on that host/vCenter and I have installed the client in it, and I have it showing in Inventory in the management console, it is in a pool, and is entitled and enabled.  

I have checked the firewall on the Connection Manager server (2008r2) and it has all the proper entries.

The problem is that I can't connect to it from a client.  I have the client running on my Win7 laptop, and when I run it, I put in either the ip address or fqdn of the Connection Manager server.  Most of the time when I do this, I just get the spinning circle icon and nothing else.  Sometimes I will immediately get an error message saying that it can't connect to the server.

Have I missed a step somewhere?  Why else wouldn't I be able to connect?

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Just quickly check this before we start the debugging process

View Client cannot connect to Connection Server  
Any View Client installed on Windows 7 will fail to connect to the View Connection Server if you have installed the patch referenced in MS article 2482017 or 2467023. For a workaround and to keep informed about this issue, subscribe to the article linked below. KB 1034262  

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1034262

Microsoft broke the VMware View 4.5 client last week on Patch Tuesday! (on Win 7)
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there are new VMware View 4.5 clients to deal with this.
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by:brandenb
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That was it.  Thanks!
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Yes, it's annoying when Microsoft breaks something! Glad you got it fixed.
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