I had occasion to install VMware vSphere client my home lab server which is a domain controller and running Windows Server 2012 R2 but ran into two problems… thought they were worth documenting.
The first issue was that I was told the installer wasn’t compatible on the Operating System I was running. In order to get round this, I navigated to the location of the installer. Highlighted it, right clicked and select properties. I clicked on the Compatibility tab and set it so the installer would run as if it was on a Windows 7 machine.
After all that the client successfully installed!