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ESXi 4.0 installing vmware tools

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I have download and setup ESXi 4.0 and am trying to install the VMware Tools on the Guest. When I select instal/upgrade Vmware Tools from the menu it does no appear to do anything. When I go back to the menu it has change to End Vmware Tools installation.

What am I missing to install the Vmware tools on the guest OS?

It worked fine with ESXi 3.5
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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What is your Guest OS ?
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by:hpeet
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Windows 2008 x64
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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Sometimes the VMware Tools Installation does not Autorun in Windows Server 2008.

Just for confirmation, have you attached a CD ROM Device to your Virtual Machine?
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by:hpeet
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I have the Host CD connected at this point.
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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Has your issue been resolved ?
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by:hpeet
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NO I still can not install the VMware tools.
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by:hpeet
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Can I manually, Install the tools on the VM.

Thanks
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Yes, you can install VMware Tools manually
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Download WinSCP and connect it to your ESX Host using root credentials.

WinSCP Download Link - http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

On the left window, you have you Windows Folders and on the right window, the Linux File System Tree

Then navigate to /vmimages/tools-isoimages/windows.iso on the right window

Copy windows.iso to your Local Workstation and then extract the contents.

Copy the extracted contents to your Windows Server 2008 64-Bit VM and run setup.exe to complete VMware Tools Installation.


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by:hpeet
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Sorry for the delay
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by:bhgewilson
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I am confused on how to get the left window and right window.  Would you share some light on this?
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