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VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) | Updated: 22 Oct 2020



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Software Author(s):

  • VMware
  • Inc

VMWare Tools for Windows (Install)

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

This can not be tested using the Chocolatey testing environment as this package will only install on a VMware VSphere host.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vmware-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vmware-tools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vmware-tools installed
    name: vmware-tools
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'vmware-tools' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vmware-tools,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vmware-tools
   Name     = 'vmware-tools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vmware-tools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vmware-tools version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Oct 2020.



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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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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName       = 'vmware-tools'
$toolsDir          = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url               = ''
$checksum          = 'BAA86197B7B2E51D6EF60B6C1C8B4209D8496E8641D0940AAF0B907E6FCB5D37'
$url64             = ''
$checksum64        = '12E5190ABCD12C301A1BF04CDADAE471B590A349D5C45BDDD2CAE1B39F258DA5'

$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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 24267 Thursday, August 27, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 8018 Thursday, July 16, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 13907 Monday, May 11, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2039 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 65686 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 41829 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 9917 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 23013 Saturday, March 30, 2019 Approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 49152 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Approved

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