It’s been a few months now if using Windows 8 and for some time now I have been putting up with not being able to use the VMware vSphere client direct console of virtual machines. I belive it something to do with IE 10 but that’s all history now!
Download the latest version from http://www.vmware.com/a/info/?id=1095 with build number 913577. At time of writting this comes with vsphere server 5.1b. The install file should be something like this:
After installing reboot your machine and you will have the console back!! Yay!