VMware Tools Not Installed on Windows 2016, but …..

Hi there,

Working on my Win2K16 VMware template.  Been a bit painful.  I installed VMware Tools and restarted but still saw this in the vSphere Web Client.

notools

Odd.  I checked the running services and there was only one and it was something about alias.  I knew I installed the tools and restarted so WTF.  Nothing in Google.

So, I have had some issues with Win2K16, and it has been a long day. So I uninstalled the tools, and restart.  But this time, when I install the tools, I click on setup64 and do the Run as Admin, and before I restart my VMware Tools message is gone.  After the restart, I check to see what VMware services are installed.

nowtools

So there is three instead of 1.  And the message about VMware Tools not installed is gone.  So all good.  But, now I have to remember that for Win2K16 I need to install VMware Tools using the Run as Admin.  I should mention I am in fact working as Administrator right now too.

Not sure what changed.

Michael

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7 comments on “VMware Tools Not Installed on Windows 2016, but …..
  1. Ali says:

    Thank you so much, this fix worked like a charm.

  2. Thanks for this. Worked for me too but I needed to copy the files to the desktop (even though I’m logged in as the local admin user) before I could get it to work. Complete uninstall, reboot, copy files to desktop, run setup64 as admin.

  3. The “Run as administrator” trick… nice catch, thanks for the hint.

  4. Mike S says:

    Just ran into this myself. Thank you!

  5. ericcsinger says:

    Thanks! that did the trick for me too.

  6. Wizz says:

    Thanks!!

  7. Techmassey says:

    That worked perfectly! Very odd only seeing a couple VMware services but not VMware Tools Service.

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