To configure VMware Tools updates for a selected virtual machine select Player

To configure vmware tools updates for a selected

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To configure VMware Tools updates for a selected virtual machine, select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings , click the Options tab, and select VMware Tools . Note Automatic updates are not supported for versions of VMware Tools included in virtual machines created with older versions of VMware products, such as Workstation 5.5 and earlier or VMware Server 1.x. Table 14 2. VMware Tools Update Options Option Description Update manually (do nothing) You must update VMware Tools manually. A message appears on the status bar of the guest operating system when a new version of VMware Tools is available. Update automatically VMware Tools is updated automatically when a new version is available. The status bar indicates when an update is in progress. Use application default (currently update automatically) Use the default VMware Tools update behavior. To install a VMware Tools update, use the same procedure that you used for installing VMware Tools the first time. Using VMware Workstation Player for Windows VMware, Inc. 131
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Time Synchronization If you turn on the VMware Tools time synchronization feature, VMware Tools checks once every minute to determine whether the clocks on the guest and host operating systems still match. If not, the clock on the guest operating system is synchronized to match the clock on the host. Native time synchronization software, such as Network Time Protocol (NTP) for Linux and the Mac OS X, or Microsoft Windows Time Service (Win32Time) for Windows, is typically more accurate than VMware Tools periodic time synchronization and is therefore preferred. Configuring Unity Mode for a Virtual Machine In virtual machines that have Windows XP or later guest operating systems, you can switch to Unity mode to display applications directly on the host system desktop. Open applications in Unity mode appear on the taskbar in the same way as open host system applications. To configure Unity mode settings for a selected virtual machine, select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings , click the Options tab, and select Unity . Table 14 3. Unity Mode Options Setting Description Show borders Set a window border that identifies the application as belonging to the virtual machine rather than to the host computer. Show badges Display a logo in the title bar. Use a custom color in window borders Use a custom color in window borders to help distinguish between the application windows that belong to various virtual machines. For example, you can set the applications for one virtual machine to have a blue border and set the applications for another virtual machine to have a yellow border. On Windows hosts, click Choose color to use the color chooser. Enable applications menu The virtual machine Start or Applications menu appears on the host system desktop.
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