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VMWare Tools for Windows


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This package was approved by moderator purity on 3/1/2015.

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's 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
Provides support for guest-bound calls created with the VMware VIX API
VMware Tools includes these components:
VMware Tools service
VMware device drivers
VMware user process
VMware Tools control panel

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

C:\> choco install vmware-tools --version 9.4.11

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

C:\> choco upgrade vmware-tools --version 9.4.11


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'vmware-tools'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S /v /qn'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • VMWare
  • Inc.




Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 48993 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2480 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2486 Thursday, April 19, 2018 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 2308 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 1885 Thursday, October 5, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 960 Saturday, July 29, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 626 Saturday, May 27, 2017 approved
VMWare Tools for Windows (Install) 501 Friday, April 21, 2017 approved
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