You can change the VMware Tools properties by running the VMware Tools command in the command line.

You must use the operating system graphical interface mode, to run VMware Tools.

To shrink virtual disks or to change any VMware Tools scripts, you must run VMware Tools as the root user.


Boot the guest operating system and launch your graphical environment.


Open the command line and start the VMware Tools background application.

vmware-toolbox &

The VMware Tools dialog box appears.


To change the VMware Tools properties, use the tabs in the dialog box.