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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,260
United States Rank #12,150
Reach 0.0262%


VersionDistribution 0.58% 1.35% 0.58% 8.12% 3.09% 0.19% 0.19% 13.35% 52.42% 19.92% 0.19%

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VMware vSphere Client 4.0

What is VMware vSphere Client?

VMware vSphere is VMware's cloud computing virtualization operating system.

About  (from VMware)

Run business critical applications with confidence and respond faster to your business needs with VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. vSphere accelerates the shift to cloud computing for existing datacenters, while also underpinning compatible public cloud of...  Read more


VMware vSphere Client 4.0 is a program developed by VMware. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is vmware-vmrc.exe. The software installer includes 118 files and is usually about 496 KB (507,902 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 42% of users of VMware vSphere Client come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vsphere/overview.html
Help link: www.vmware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C40698F9-A861-4531-9F8C-FA7F8961375B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 496 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VMware vSphere Client 4.0

Program executable:vmware-vmrc.exe
Name:VMware Remote Console
Path:C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\4.0\vmware-vmrc.exe
Additional files:
  • vmwareremoteconsole.dll - VMware Remote Console Plug-in
  • VMware.CustomControls.25u2.dll - VMware Infrastructure Client (VMware Custom Controls Library)
  • VMwareUpdateServiceClient.exe - VMware Update Service Client
  • vixdiskmountapi.dll - VMware Converter Hosted (vixDiskMountApi dynamic link library)
  • updateServiceInterface.dll - VMware Update Service (VMware Update Service Interface)
  • UpgradeAgentWrapper.resources.dll - Upgrade Agent Wrapper
  • Util.dll - Util
  • vmwareUpdateService.dll
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware Workstation (VMOMI dynamic link library)
  • sysimgbase.dll - Sysimgbase Dynamic Link Library
  • VimUiFramework.dll - ComponentFramework
  • vmappsdk.dll - vmappsdk Module
  • vmapputil.dll - VMware application utility library
  • vmclientcore.dll - VMware Player Core Library
  • vmcryptolib.dll - VMware Software Cryptographic Implementation v1.0
  • vmdbcom.dll - vmdbCOM Module
  • vmnetMgr.dll - Virtual Network Editor Application
  • vmplayer-service.exe - VMware Player Daemon
  • vmwarebase.dll - VMware base library
  • vmwarecui.dll - VMware cui library
  • vmware-remotemks.exe - VMware Workstation Remote MKS
  • vmwarestring.dll - VMware string library
  • vmwarewui.dll
  • vnetlib.dll - VMware network install library
  • ESXAgentManager.dll - vSphere Client (EsxAgentManager)
  • queryservice.dll - Query Service
  • queryservice.resources.dll
  • searchcontrols.dll - Search Controls
  • searchcontrols.resources.dll
  • searchlibrary.dll - Search Library
  • searchlibrary.resources.dll
  • vi.dll - VirtualInfrastructure Module
  • VI.resources.dll
  • vi.utils.dll - VirtualInfrastructure.Utils Module
  • viclient.dll
  • viclient.resources.dll
  • vimsearchui.dll - Vim Search UI
  • vimsearchui.resources.dll
  • VimVmomi.dll - VimVmomi Module
  • vimvmomi.resources.dll
  • viplugins.dll - VIPlugins Module
  • viplugins2.dll - VI Plugins 2
  • VMware.CustomControls.dll
  • VMware.CustomControls.resources.dll
  • VpxClient.exe - VpxClient
  • vpxClientCommon.dll - vpxClientCommon Module
  • VpxClientCommon.resources.dll
  • vpxClientGraphics.dll - VpxClientGraphics Module
  • vServiceManager.dll - VServiceManager
  • ViuUtil.dll - ViuUtil
  • pixops.dll - pixops
  • VimClient.dll - client
  • vimclient.resources.dll
  • VIUApp.exe - VIU (VI Update)
  • VIUApp.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VIUApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VIUpdate 4.0\VIUApp.exe'.

How do I remove VMware vSphere Client?

You can uninstall VMware vSphere Client from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VMware vSphere Client 4.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VMware vSphere Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.79%
Windows 10 14.12%
Windows XP 7.16%
Windows Vista 1.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 51.56%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.47%
Windows 10 Pro 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.20%
  France 6.90%
  Germany 6.57%
  Italy 4.43%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  Spain 2.13%
  Belgium 1.97%
  Australia 1.81%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Canada 1.64%
  Austria 1.48%
  Israel 1.48%
  India 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 51.80%
Hewlett-Packard 30.54%
Intel 5.09%
Lenovo 5.09%
ASUS 1.80%
Toshiba 1.50%
Samsung 0.60%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 390 4.85%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.52%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.08%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.64%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.64%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.20%

About VMware

VMware provides virtualization platform products that include a player that enables users to run virtual machines on their desktops as well as Workstation for software developers and IT professionals, Server, which enables virtual partitioning of a server, Virtual SMP that enables a virtual machine to use four physical processors simultaneously and VMFS, which allows multiple ESX Servers to share block-based storage.
Publisher URL: www.vmware.com


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