golgoth
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VMware tools don't show up on win 2K8

Hi,

i'm running a TS vm on a 2K8 server.

the host is running ESXi 4.1.0 build 348481.

The VM was first on another 4.1.0 host who crashed (raid failed) so we moved the VM to this host.

After that, the VM started experiencing high CPU usage, even if  the host has quicker CPU.

We troubleshooted a bit on the host with no luck.

All this time the vmware tools services was running so we wasn't worried about it, but today i found out that i was'nt able to open the tools GUI through the windows control panel, and that the tray icon was masked.

Has anyone an idea on how to know if the tools are working properly or not?

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golgoth
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The thing is that most of the company activity is based on this server so i just can't uninstall and reinstall the tools right now, that's why i was wondering about checking the actual state of the tools.

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