This article provides steps to install VMware Tools in VMware Player. For more information about VMware Tools, see Overview of VMware Tools (340).
Note: This article is for VMware Player 3.x. VMware Player 2.x and older are designed to only play back pre-built virtual machines. The user who created the pre-built virtual machine must install VMware Tools if it is needed.
VMware Tools is not bundled with VMware Player and cannot be downloaded separately. It must be downloaded from within VMware Player, as part of the Tools installation process.
If the VMware Player virtual machine has a network connection, then VMware Tools is downloaded when you go to install VMware Tools. If the VMware Player virtual machine does not have a network connection, then VMware Tools cannot be downloaded or installed.
To install VMware Tools in VMware Player: