If you have problems with enhanced graphics display or mouse actions or with features that depend on VMware Tools, you might need to repair or modify installed modules.

Occasionally, some new modules are not installed during a VMware Tools upgrade. You can manually install new modules by modifying installed modules.

Important

Do not use the guest operating system’s Add/Remove Programs item in the Windows Control Panel to repair or modify VMware Tools.

Power on the virtual machine.

Log in to the guest operating system.

1

Mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

VMware Product

Action

vSphere Client

Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware

vSphere Web Client

Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.

Fusion

Virtual Machine > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools

Workstation Pro

VM > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools

Workstation Player

Player > Manage > Install (or Upgrade) VMware Tools

2

Mount the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

VMware Product

Action

vSphere Client

Inventory > Virtual Machine > Guest > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools

vSphere Web Client

Right-click the virtual machine and select All vCenter Actions > Guest OS > Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.

a

To locate a virtual machine, select a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, host, or vApp.

b

Click the Related Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.

3

If you are performing an upgrade or reinstallation, in the Install/Upgrade VMware Tools dialog box, select Interactive Tools Installation or Interactive Tools Upgrade and click OK.

The process starts by mounting the VMware Tools virtual disc on the guest operating system.

4

If autorun is not enabled for the CD-ROM drive, to manually launch the VMware Tools installation wizard, click Start > Run and enter D:\setup.exe, where D: is your first virtual CD-ROM drive.

5

On the Welcome page of the wizard, click Next.

6

Specify whether to repair or modify the modules.

Click Repair to repair the files, registry settings, and so on of components that are already installed.

Click Modify to specify which modules are installed.

7

Follow the on-screen instructions.

If features still do not work, uninstall VMware Tools and reinstall.