VMware vSphere Client cannot mount local optical drive

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Another quick post regarding a nagging issue I've had for awhile now. Every time I wanted to connect to my local optical drive it would complain with the following error immediately:

Remote device disconnect
The remote device on connected to is disconnected.

Digging around I found that the cause of this is because of Windows 7 permissions again. Running the application as Administrator or checking off the "Run this program as an administrator" under the Compatibility tab of the vSphere Client shortcut solved the issue!

Hope this helps you all as well.

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