VMware Workstation V9 VMware Tools Problem
Posted on 2012-08-24
VMware Workstation Version 9 is newly out, so I purchased an upgrade and installed it on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine. I upgraded from Version 8 which was working fine.
Installation went smoothly, but on the first two machines I have started (Vista Business 64-bit and Windows XP Pro 32-bit), the VMware Tools required an update (normal) and I did the updates.
However, on both machines, the Tools icon in the System Tray merely brings up About (V9.2.0), and an option to Exit. All the options of ALL prior versions (V1 through V8) for Shrink, Time Sync and such like are all gone. I reinstalled the Tools in the Vista machine but nothing changed.
What happened to the VMware Tools?