You can install VMware Tools in a vApp template when guest customization is disabled.

Guest customization is disabled on the virtual machine Properties page.

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To install VMware Tools in a vApp, you must save it as a vApp.

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You can either install VMware Tools or upgrade the current version in your virtual machine.

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After you install or upgrade VMware Tools in your virtual machines, you must enable guest customization.

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After you install or upgrade VMware Tools, you can add the updated vApp to your catalog.