How to Install VMware Tools on Windows Guest OS?


Install VMware Tools on Windows Guest OS

Install VMware Tools on Windows Guest OS

The most current version of VMware Tools must be installed on the virtual machine or template to customize the guest operating system during cloning or deployment.

Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality and convenience.

When you install VMware Tools, you install the following components:

  • The VMware Tools service (vmtoolsd.exe on Windows guests or vmtoolsd on Linux and Solaris guests).
  • SVGA display driver, the vmxnet networking driver for some guest operating systems, BusLogic SCSI driver, memory control driver, the sync driver to quiesce I/O for Consolidated Backup, and the VMware mouse driver.
  • VMware Tools control panel,
  • A set of scripts that helps you to automate guest operating system operations.
  • The VMware user process

How to install?

Right Click on a VM

Install/Upgrade VMware Tools on Virtual Machine

Install/Upgrade VMware Tools on Virtual Machine

Select the Auto Run Option for the VMware Tools in VM.

VMware Tools - Installation Wizard

VMware Tools – Installation Wizard

Select Complete Installation

VMware Tools - Complete Installation

VMware Tools – Complete Installation

Click on Install

VMware Tools - Click to install

VMware Tools – Click to install

Installing VMware Tools

Installing VMware Tools

Installing VMware Tools Completed

Installing VMware Tools Completed

VMware Tools Restart the Computer

VMware Tools Restart the Computer

Check the status of VMware tools installation:

Click on VM in vSphere Client and click on summary tab

status of VMware tools installation

status of VMware tools installation

Done!!!

Reference:

vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide
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