Monday, March 4, 2013

VMWare Console Window Blank

There's an issue with Data Execution Prevention (DEP) in Windows that causes you to get a black empty screen , or a white blank screen while trying to connect to a VMWare console using the VSphere client, or the Virtual Infrastructure Client (VIC). You might also be presented with one of the following errors

  • Unable to get the window handle for the 'AxQuickMksAxCtl' control. Windowless ActiveX controls are not supported.
  • Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

To resolve this issue, run the following command from an administrative command prompt, then reboot.

bcdedit.exe /set nx AlwaysOff