I'm quiet new on ESXi and I owned a DELL Server on which I have ESXi v8 and use Workstation 17 remotely to work with VM on it.
A windows server created with VMware tools installed successfully but I still cannot copy/paste or drag&drop files & text in the VM.
Editing the VM on workstation does not give any option for controlling these features like I could see on some topic found :
I have already tried many times to reinstall/repair tools and my VM status displayed tools are ok :
I didn't find any post which can help me and I'm on this since a few days so what am I missing ?
This server will be managed by a few users from differents locations so we need these features.
Thanks for your help.
It does not help.
All requirements are good, I'm trying to drap & drop from windows 11 to windows server 2022.
VMWare tools are installed but when drap & drop, it refused to do it with the deny icon displayed (🚫).
Same with copy paste, copy on host and try to paste on guest does not working. Option is grayed out on guest like there is nothing to paste.
Do not try a repair install from within the Guest OS as it likely will not fix this, unfortunately, the "Reinstall VMware Tools" from the drop down menu also falls in that category.
You really need the guest OS to reboot in between uninstall and install to make sure that all the files are in the correct locations.
In short follow these steps:
A bit of a longer description is:
Follow the steps from the installer to completely uninstall VMware Tools
If no installer appears, go to the DVD-rom within windows and click "setup" (for 32 bits windows) or "setup64" (for 64 bits windows)
Once you see an installer, click "Next" until Finish, keep the defaults.