Force VMware vSphere Client to run in English


  1. Make sure your OS has the English pack.
  2. Go where you have the vSphere Client icon.
  3. Right-click and click on Properties.
  4. Select the Shortcut tab and add the following into the Target field: “C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe” -locale en_US -u Username -p Password
  5. Click on Ok.
  6. Open vSphere with the above modified shortcut.


  • you can force vSphere to run in any language: German (de_DE), Chinese (zh_CN), etc.
  • these are all the arguments:
    • -passthroughAuth = carries on currently logged on user credentials (use in conjunction with -s)
    • -s = server name
    • -u = username
    • -p = password