how to add vmware tools in vmware while installing oracle

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could you please let me know how we can add vmware tools in vmware while installing oracle.
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Top Expert 2010

Commented:
I assume you have a CD drive attached to your VM with Oracle? When you attempt to install Tools, it releases the CD attached to the VM so Tools can install, correct? Depending on your ESX/i version, you can download the installable for VMware Tools, for your OS on VMware's site, place the exe on the desktop, and run the Tools installer. I dont know why you want or need to run them at the same time, though.

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~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

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You can download Tools from here:
http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/index.html. Select the version of ESX, then the OS version you need Tools to be installed on. For Windows 32bit and 64bit, see here:
http://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/4.0u2/windows/index.html

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vm-settings-options-sharedfolders in vmware is disabled

could you please me to enable so that I can use vmware tools.
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Top Expert 2010

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Oh, btw...the download, it seems, is an ISO file. That being said, what you'll have to do to get it as an installer package is burn it to a CD using something like ROXIO.

~coolsport00
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Ok...so let's start from the beginning so I understand you. First, what VMware product are you using? Do you have a VM that you're installing Oracle on? Does this VM have VMware Tools installed on it? Please be specific of what you're trying to do...

Thanks.

~coolsport00

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1)VMware Workstation
2)Oracle is not installed but oracle linux server (redhat 5) is successfully installed
3)vmware tools installed or not (how will I confirm that)
Top Expert 2010
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If you're using VMware Workstation and have a VM you want to configure shared folders on, look at pg. 190 of the Workstation Guide: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/ws71_manual.pdf; to install VMware Tools, look at pg. 101.
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pg. 107 to install in a Linux VM guest OS...

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