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How to install VMware Tools in Windows VM ?

VMware tools is the free set of utilities in one package called VMware tools for the Virtual Machines. VMware tools contains multiple drivers for the guest os to enhance performance. VMware tools is the suite which optimizes the performance of the guest operating system inside the virtual machine. If VMware tools is not installed in the Guest OS in VM you will face some of lacks in accessing the guest operating system.

So let’s check how to install VMware Tools in Windows Virtual Machine Step by Step:-

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.

Step 2:
Choose VM’s & Templates.


Step 3:
Choose your Windows Virtual Machine & click on Summary as shown.
You will get Warning that VMware Tools is not installed on this virtual machine so click on Install VMware Tools on the Right Side.


Step 4:
Prompt will appear for VMware Tools ISO Mount into virtual machine. Click Mount button.


Step 5:
Open your Windows Virtual Machine Console & you will see AutoPlay for Installation of VMware tools click RunSetup.exe.


Step 6:
You will get VMware Tools Installer click Yes to Continue.


Step 7:
VMware tools Wizard will open click Next to continue.


Step 8:
Here you will get option to choose how you want to install VMware tools in virtual machine.
Choose option according to your requirements & click Next to continue.


Step 9:
Now you are ready to install VMware Tools.
Click Install to start the installation process.


Step 10:
It will take few minutes to install.
After successful installation click Finish to close the installer.


Step 11:
You will get prompt to restart the virtual machine to take effect.click Yes to restart.


Step 12:
After you restart vm you will see small icon im task bar showing that VMware tools is installed successfully & running.


That’s it you have successfully installed VMware Tools.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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