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.
Have you tried updating VMware Tools?
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
Please attach a vmware.log file of that virtual machine to your reply here so we can check some settings.
Like Wil said the log will help, but you could also try installing Tools as a seperate download component.
try reinstalling the vmware tools. Works with mine