How install VMware tools command?


  1. Open a command prompt in the guest operating system and change directories to the virtual CD/DVD drive.
  2. Enter the setup.exe command with any MSI arguments. setup.exe /S /v “/qn msi_args ” To exclude some of the VMware Tools components, use the ADDLOCAL and REMOVE options.

How do I install VMware tools on Linux?

VMware Tools for Linux Guests

  1. Choose VM > Install VMware Tools.
  2. Double-click the VMware Tools CD icon on the desktop.
  3. Double-click the RPM installer in the root of the CD-ROM.
  4. Enter the root password.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Continue when the installer presents a dialog box saying Completed System Preparation.

How do I reinstall VMware tools?

To reinstall VMware Tools:

  1. In Fusion, navigate to Virtual Machine > Install VMware Tools.
  2. In Workstation, navigate to VM > Install VMware Tools.

How do I run VMware tools?

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel or Start > Control Panel, depending on the version of Windows you are using, locate the VMware Tools icon and double-click it to change settings for VMware Tools. You can also reactivate the system tray icon. On the Options tab, select Show VMware Tools in the taskbar.

Why can’t I install VMware tools?

Since VMware Tools cannot be installed without a CD-ROM drive, the incorrect network driver is also assigned to the NIC. To resolve this issue, you must assign the correct driver. To assign the correct driver: select add a new device and select the CD-ROM under Disk, Driver and storage.

Does VMware tools automatically install?

If you are installing VMware Tools in multiple virtual machines with Windows guest operating systems, you can automate its installation and specify options for the components to include or exclude.

How do I manually update VMware tools?


  1. Start the vSphere Web Client and log in to the vCenter Server.
  2. Select the virtual machines.
  3. Power on the virtual machines to upgrade.
  4. Right-click your selections.
  5. Select Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and click OK.
  6. Select Interactive Upgrade or Automatic Upgrade and click Upgrade.

How do I fix VMware tools not running?

  1. Uninstall VMware Tools from the virtual machine.
  2. Reboot the virtual machine.
  3. Take a backup of the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools and C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools folders by renaming the folders.
  4. Reboot the virtual machine.
  5. Install VMware Tools.

How do I automate VMware tools to upgrade?


  1. Navigate to Menu > Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Select a host or a cluster from the inventory and click the Updates tab.
  3. Select VMware Tools.
  4. (Optional) To update the Tools Status and Auto Update Setting, click Scan Now.
  5. Select the virtual machines for which you want to enable VMware Tools upgrade on reboot.

How do I restart VMware tools in Windows?

Open Command Prompt and Type services. Go To vmware tools service and right-click to get an option for start, stop, and restart.

How to manually install VMware Tools in Linux?

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines. In the virtual machine, log in to the guest operating system as root and open a terminal window. Run the mount command with no arguments to determine whether your Linux distribution automatically mounted the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image.

How to get the latest version of VMware Tools?

For vSphere virtual machines, to determine whether you have the latest version of VMware Tools, in the vSphere Client inventory, select the virtual machine and click the Summary tab. Select the menu command to mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

How to install VMware Tools on Windows guest?

All supported Windows guest operating systems support VMware Tools. Install the latest version of VMware Tools to enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improve virtual machine management.

How to do a silent install of VMware Tools?

To do a silent install of VMware Tools on a Windows VM you can do the following: Note: There are 2 different installers: Setup.exe and Setup64.exe Choose according to the corresponding OS The /qn means it will be a silent (quiet) installation, there will be no GUI.