Unity mode is disabled for a long time on my Macbook Pro . Everything was working on the first prod release windows 10 , Fusion and OS Yosemite but after some update of Windows 10 + Fusion , Unity mode is grayed out always. Copy /Paste across Guest/host too does not work. I have tried all listed actions ( uninstalling tool, reinstalling, uninstalling Fusion and reinstalling Fusion. I have not resinstalled windows 10 though. I am kind of resigned to this now . Can some one help ?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for responding quickly !. I have tried uninstalling the VMWare tools completely and reinstalling again. I have done this a number of times ( most recent being yesterday after a new update of VMWare Fusion was available. The installation succeeds but the problem does not go away. The Unit mode menu is disabled . I cannot copy paste across the guest and host either.
The only suspicious item in the VMWare tools installation log are the following entries ( though no error is reported by the vmware tools installation UI :
Property(S): ERR_UNSUPPORTED_OS_32 = This program requires Windows Vista or later 32-bit operating system. Please refer to VMware KB article 2129825 to learn how to obtain and install VMware Tools in this version of Windows.
Property(S): ERR_UNSUPPORTED_OS_64 = This program requires Windows Vista or later 64-bit operating system. Please refer to VMware KB article 2129825 to learn how to obtain and install VMware Tools in this version of Windows.
I hope there is some magic resolution ( other than creating a windows 10 machine from scratch !)
Some background info
What is frustrating is my initial setup with Windows 10 and Fusion used to work well . In full screen mode I could use 2 external monitors and the retina display for windows. I cant recall which update ( Fusion or Mac OS ) broke this . Now I am restricted to full screen in one monitor and I cannot copy & paste across the host and guest. I tried uninstalling Fusion and reinstalling and then opening the VM again . Same issues . The only solution I did not try was creating a new Windows 10 VM from scratch. That is a lengthy process as it would mean I would need to install many of the applications too.
My setup is a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
VMWare Fusion : Version 8.5.6 (5234762)
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP112.0138.B25
System Version: macOS 10.12.4 (16E195)
Kernel Version: Darwin 16.5.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
System Integrity Protection: Enabled
Like Wil said the log will help, but you could also try installing Tools as a seperate download component.