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Installing and Configuring VMware Tools September 2012 vSphere VMware Fusion VMware Player VMware Workstation This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document is replaced by a new edition. To check for more recent editions of this document, see . EN-000478-03
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Installing and Configuring VMware Tools 2 VMware, Inc. You can find the most up-to-date technical documentation on the VMware Web site at: The VMware Web site also provides the latest product updates. If you have comments about this documentation, submit your feedback to: [email protected] Copyright © 2009–2013 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright and trademark information . VMware, Inc. 3401 Hillview Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Contents About Installing and Configuring VMware Tools 5 Updated Information 7 1 Components of VMware Tools 9 VMware Tools Service 9 VMware Tools Device Drivers 10 VMware User Process 11 2 Installing and Upgrading VMware Tools 13 Installing VMware Tools 13 Upgrading VMware Tools 14 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine 15 Automate the Installation of VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine 16 Names of VMware Tools Components Used in Silent Installations 18 Suppress Prompts About Unsigned Drivers on Pre-Windows Vista Operating Systems 20 Add VMware as a Trusted Publisher to Suppress Driver Prompts 21 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine 22 Operating System Specific Packages for Linux Guest Operating Systems 24 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine 24 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine 26 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine 27 Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine 28 3 Repairing, Changing, and Uninstalling VMware Tools Components 29 Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines 29 Uninstall VMware Tools 30 Start the VMware User Process Manually If You Do Not Use a Session Manager 31 4 Using the VMware Tools Configuration Utility 33 Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems 34 Disable Time Synchronization Completely 35 Connect or Disconnect a Virtual Device 36 Shrink a Virtual Disk 37 Using Custom VMware Tools Scripts 38 Use Custom VMware Tools Scripts in Windows Guests 38 Use Custom Scripts in Operating Systems Other Than Windows 40 Default VMware Tools Scripts 40 Disable a VMware Tools Script 41 Execute Commands During Power Off or Reset of a Virtual Machine 42 VMware, Inc. 3
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Retrieve Status Information About the Virtual Machine 42 Subcommands for the stat Command 43 Exit Codes 44 5 Using Other Methods to Configure VMware Tools 45 Configuring VMware Tools from Within VMware Products 45 Using vmwtool to Configure VMware Tools in a NetWare Virtual Machine 46 6 Security Considerations for Configuring VMware Tools 47 Index 51 Installing and Configuring VMware Tools 4 VMware, Inc.
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