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HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
In this video, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2019 installed.

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) Host Server

Video Steps

1. What is VMware Tools?

VMware Tools is not an optional installation; it's required.

2. Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) or vSphere vCenter Server using the VMware Host Client.

Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). Please see this video.

HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0U2 (ESXi 7.0.2) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 7.0

3. Checking if VMware Tools is installed in the Virtual Machine.

Check the summary information for the virtual machine.

4. Interacting with the Virtual Machine.

Select the Open Console function so you can interact with the virtual machine.

5. Log in to the virtual machine.

Select Actions > Guest OS > Send Keys > CTRL-ALT-DEL

6. Installing Vmware Tools for Windows

Select Actions > Guest OS > Install VMware Tools

7. Reboot the Server.

Shutdown and reboot the server.
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