For those of you with issues with this that can't upgrade to vSphere 5.1 just yet (SRM issues, monitoring tools can't/wont work with VMWare 5.1, etc)
I created a "workaround" for vSphere 5.0 that will allow sysadmins in Windows 8 to have a nice little powershell wrapper which hopefully makes your job a bit easier for console access to your vm's.
There is most likely room for improvement, however if you have access to your vcenter and the root account (or with a little tweaking, any localized ESX/ESXi host account), you should be able to connect to the console without issue. I've tested in esx 4/esxi
4/esxi 5 with the vSphere clients 4.1 - 5.0
This app will requires that Powershell v2 or greater is installed, as well as PowerCLI 5.1 is installed.
It's just a very simple little app to help IT folks stuck in 5.0 until you get to the next version. It's harnessing the VMRC client.
I make no guarantees on this software, please use at your own right, the code is in simple powershell, so you can look/make changes if needbe.
Enjoy! Please email me if you have any questions and I will do my best to help out!