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VMWare Tools for Windows (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/3/2019.


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Overview of VMware Tools

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machines guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality. Installing VMware Tools eliminates or improves these issues:
* Low video resolution
* Inadequate color depth
* Incorrect display of network speed
* Restricted movement of the mouse
* Inability to copy and paste and drag-and-drop files
* Missing sound
* Provides the ability to take quiesced snapshots of the guest OS
* Synchronizes the time in the guest operating system with the time on the host

VMware Tools includes these components:
* VMware Tools service
* VMware device drivers
* VMware user process
* VMware Tools control panel


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To install VMWare Tools for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vmware-tools

To upgrade VMWare Tools for Windows (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vmware-tools


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName       = 'vmware-tools'
    $toolsDir          = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url               = ''
    $checksum          = '59A498CC1641A04C10D08709AC6DC6AA95CAFC7B56E6D613D3630E89083F0F4C'
    $url64             = ''
    $checksum64        = '65D5CC22D2FAE73F104E985BAA7885A1544ADCEB0774CC302522C03541E5DD82'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      url            = $url
      url64bit       = $url64
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      silentArgs     = '/S /v /qn REBOOT=R'
      softwareName   = 'VMware Tools'
      checksum       = $checksum 
      checksumType   = 'sha256' 
      checksum64     = $checksum64
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs  

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VMware
  • Inc


VMware, Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 49020 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2510 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2569 Thursday, April 19, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2325 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 1901 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 971 Saturday, July 29, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 637 Saturday, May 27, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 517 Friday, April 21, 2017 approved
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