I get the same problem on Professional Version 7.1.0 (2314774).
OS X host, Ubuntu 14 guest - I've tried ticking boxes, re-installing VMWare, re-booting host and guest, all to no avail.
Is this getting worked on?
I managed to fix this issue by performing following steps in ubuntu vm
run following command in terminal .
sudo apt-get autoremove open-vm-tools ( it removes the open-vm-tools that gets shipped with ubuntu along with all the dependencies )
Now install VMware Tools by following the usual method and reboot the VM
Next try installing open-vm-tools desktop package by running following command
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop ( for some reason this package was necessary for desktop screen resizing feature to function )