radetinac1891
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Reinstalling vmware tools on Windows VMs after importing ova file

Hi,

I'm importing some VMs in ova format into VMware which I exported from VirtualBox. Once I have imported Linux VM's that comes from VirtualBox, I run the below commands to fix vmware tools so that the VM's gets maximum size, I get copy paste etc:

apt remove open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools

apt install open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools

After a reboot, it works perfectly on Linux VM. But now I imported some Windows VM's which I'm not sure how to fix this issue with vmware tools so that I get copy paste etc. I checked in control panel for installed programs, but no vmware tools there. 

If I go to VM settings for the specific VM, "Install VMware tools" is greyed out. Any ideas how I can fix this?

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CarltonR
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@radetinac1891 wrote:

Windows VM . . . If I go to VM settings for the specific VM, "Install VMware tools" is greyed out. Any ideas how I can fix this?


Make sure that you have 'CD/DVD' included within the Windows VM hardware settings, if not then just add it . . . with the VM off.  Power on the VM, login to VM, and then go back to "Install VMware tools" and try again.

 

Tools uses the CD/DVD to load.

radetinac1891
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Thanks a lot, that solved it!

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