Fix VMWare ESX Management Interface in IE7

Posted in Windows Vista by Steve Sinchak

Do you use the web-based VMWare Management Interface to control your ESX server and have problems opening virtual machines in IE7?

Many user have reported that instead of getting the open prompt in IE7 they get a find option instead. To fix this, you need to define the application/x-vmware-console MIME type so IE7 allows you to open the file.

  1. Open up notepad.
  2. Copy the text below into notepad:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-vmware-console]

    "Extension"=".xvm"

  3. Save the file with a .reg file extension and then import the file into your registry.
  4. After a reboot VMWare will now work properly.
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