Use the VMware Tools control panel to modify VMware Tools configuration settings, shrink virtual disks, and connect and disconnect virtual devices.

Install VMware Tools in the guest operating system.

On Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests, log in to the operating system as an Administrator user.

On Windows guests, double-click the VMware Tools icon in the notification area of the guest’s Windows taskbar.

If you cannot find the VMware Tools icon in the notification area, use the guest’s Windows Control Panel to display it.

On Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris guests, open a terminal window and enter the command to open the VMware Tools graphical user interface.

/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox &

On NetWare guests, use the version-specific procedure.

Option

Action

NetWare 5.1 or later

Select Novell > Settings > VMware Tools for NetWare.

NetWare 4.2

Use VMware Tools commands in the system console. The VMware Tools program is called vmwtool.