What version of VMware Player?
What bit version of Windows 8, 32 or 64?
What's with the bolding and highlighting "64-bit", "8 inside", and "except"?... It seams a bit senseless when you leave out the pertinent information requested!
windows 8 is 64 bit.
VMware player version: 5.0.2 build-1031769
The VMPlayer runs windows fine, but because it cannot download the VMtools software component there are definite performance issues. Again the error message is:
"Error updating VMware Tools for Windows 2000 or later. See details for more information"
VMware tools for windows 2000 or later - version 9.2.3
"There was a problem updating a software component. Try again later and if the problem persists, contact VMware Support or your system administrator".
The following is a workaround to the issue at hand.
What version of Ubuntu (or other supported Linux Distro), 32-bit or 64-bit?
For a VM running Windows 2000 and later under Ubuntu 32-bit (or other supported Linux Distro) download vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.i386.component.tar file to the Host and untar it.
For a VM running Windows 2000 and later underUbuntu 64-bit (or other supported Linux Distro) download the vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component.tar file to the Host and untar it.
Then in a Terminal change to the directory the
.componentfile is located and then issue the following command. Or use the
FQP(Fully Qualified Pathname) to the
.componentfile after the
For Ubuntu 32-bit (or other supported Linux Distro).
sudo vmware-installer --install-component=vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.i386.component
For Ubuntu 64-bit (or other supported Linux Distro).
sudo vmware-installer --install-component=vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component
.componentfile is installed you should now be able to install VMware Tools normally however if the issue persists then you'll need to manually assign the VMware Tools for Windows,
windows.iso, file to the CD/DVD and then install from Windows.
If you have to manually assign the
.isoimage to the CD/DVD it should be located at:
For other Guest OS VMware Tools using the same procedure for Linux Host and VMware Player 5.0.2 the files can be downloaded from this link.
Message was edited by: WoodyZ - Originally posted, Jun 1, 2013 9:13 AM. - Updated reply to reflect both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu (and other supported Linux Distros).
Thank you for your help. When I try to install it in terminal I get the message "vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component is not a component" Is there something I am doing wrong?
Check the MD5 Sum of the
vmware-tools-windows-9.2.3-1031769.x86_64.component.tarfile in a Terminal, what value does it return?
Okay, that's a good checksum. Can you try the directions again and then post a screenshot of the Terminal window so I can see the exact command and output.
With your great assistance I managed to get it all working. I thank you very much.
Well my guess would be you didn't follow the directions the first time and either didn't change to the location of the .component file in the Terminal or didn't use the FQP (Fully Qualified Pathname)!