vmman34
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Where can I find the vmware tools .isos in vSphere 6.7

Hi, I am having a problem with installing vmware tools on some of my guest OS.

I am trying to install the tools on a test Windows XP machine and it is saying that it cant find the winPreVista.iso

Is there a location where I can find the vmwaretool .isos in my binaries, or somewhere that I can download them.

I also understand that I can download 10.0.12-4448496-i386.exe and run that locally on the VM.


But I would prefer to have a winPreVista.iso

Thanks

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daphnissov
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Older versions of VMware Tools no longer ship with ESXi. You will have to find and download 10.0.12, which is the latest version to support XP.

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itsmattmagbee
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You can grab the older iso for tools from this location

http://www.vmwarearena.com/manually-download-vmware-tools-iso-image/

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vmman34
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Hi daphnissov

That's what I managed to do eventually.

The only problem that I encountered was that I couldn't find 10.0.12 in the .iso format. So I had to mess about with getting the .exe  and then I copied it onto the vm and installed it that way.

Thanks

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vmman34
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itsmattmagbee

Thanks, I managed to get the 10.0.12 exe and install it on my VM.

Things seem to be working ok but it's not ideal and it is a bit of a manual process.

Especially if I have lots of VMs to deploy.

As a workaround I might be able to make a template out of the VM with the tools already pre-installed.


Thanks 

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