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Is Your Flash Plugin Crashing with the vSphere Web Client?

I had this problem recently.  No matter what browser I used, I couldn’t get past the login screen of the vSphere Web Client.  My PC had upgraded to Flash Player 27.0.0.170 a few days ago.  I attempted to uninstall this version and install a previous one with no success.  But after doing some research, I found a KB Article from VMware.

The first step was to uninstall Flash Player cleanly.  I found the link below which allowed me to download a Flash Uninstaller to cleanly remove the app.  It’s recommended to reboot after uninstalling.

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html 

Then, you can go to this link:  http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html

Download the flash player for the browser you’re using, be it IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome (or Chromium), etc..

Once I upgraded to the beta version mentioned above, the Web Client started working normally again!

Ben Liebowitz, VCP, vExpert
NJ VMUG Leader

 

 

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