VMware tools for Windows Server CORE edition

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Is it beneficial to have VMWare tools to be installed on Windows Server CORE Domain Controller?  Would there be any benefits doing it?
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VMware Tools is NOT optional on any VMware Virtual Machine!

So YES!

What are VMware Tools?

VMware Tools are a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine's guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Installing the VMware Tools package will greatly enhance graphics and mouse performance in your virtual machine. Without VMware Tools installed in your guest operating system, guest performance lacks important functionality. You can check if you have VMware Tools installed by checking the Summary of your virtual machine using the vSphere Client if using VMware vSphere 4.x or 5.x, or ESX/ESXi 4.x, 5.x. If VMware Tools are installed VMware Tools will read OK, an IP Address and DNS hostname will appear in the Summary page.

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Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

and not forgetting the virtual drivers which are part of tools, balloon drivers, mouse drivers, network interface drivers, scsi drivers

They are not just a video and mouse driver!

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Great thanks.   I don't have it installed now.  But will do based on your comment.  
I'm on ver 6.7
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Does not matter which version of ESX/ESXi.

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