If you have autorun enabled in your guest operating system the default setting for Windows operating systems , a dialog box appears after a few seconds. The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine, not on the host computer. The next time you start X, VMware Tools starts automatically. Click Next to install the driver. The virtual mouse driver improves mouse performance.

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Ensure that VMware Tools is installed on the virtual machine. In the system console, type vmeare Browse to the folder that you copied from vCenter Server, select it, then follow the wizard. With Shared Folders, you can easily share files among virtual machines and the host computer. For other, earlier Windows operating systems, the Filesystem Sync driver is installed.

Jun 9, Last Updated: After the guest operating system has started, prepare your virtual machine to install VMware Tools. If the bug was not present in 3. This strategy avoids resource bottlenecks and optimizes memory use.


With Windows and Windows XP guests, you do not have to reboot to use the new driver. Request a Product Feature. Comment 7 QA Administrators If the Display Adapters section is not visible, enable Show hidden devices in the View menu.

This is a legacy Windows driver and is not supported on Windows 7 and Windows guest operating systems.

This driver enables the virtual printing feature on Microsoft Windows virtual machines. There have been thousands of bug fixes and commits since anyone checked on this bug report. The modules also support quiescing snapshot on Linux OS.

Installing and upgrading VMware Tools on Windows VMs

Click the Advanced Properties button. Click OK again to install the driver. The Install From Disk dialog box appears.

With virtual printing, printers added to the operating system on the client or host appear in the list of available printers in the guest operating system. The VMware Tools background application starts automatically when you reboot your virtual machine.


You cannot install VMware Tools while X is running. Modules and drivers that xvga making automatic backups.

The Change Display dialog box appears. Leave a comment with your results.

VMware Tools Device Drivers

The wizard now presents two options. The Advanced Display Properties dialog box appears. Comment 5 V Stuart Foote You can install the two drivers separately.

Which drivers are installed when you install VMware Tools also depends on the guest operating system and the VMware product. We’d really appreciate your help in getting confirmation that the bug is still present.

Kernel module for sharing folders. An error message appears: Click Yes to restart Windows 98 and start using the new video driver.