How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Easy Guide

July 29th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing VMware Tools for Mac OS X Guest




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the VMware Tools for a Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Guest on VMware Player, Fusion or Workstation.

VMware Tools Enhances the performance of a virtual machine and makes possible many of the ease-of-use features in VMware products.

For example, the following features are just some of the Features that are available only if VMware Tools is installed:

  • Significantly faster graphics performance and Windows Aero on operating systems that support Aero
  • Copying and pasting text, graphics, and files between the virtual machine and the host or client desktop
  • Improved mouse performance
  • Synchronization of the clock in the virtual machine with the clock on the host or client desktop
  • Scripting that helps automate guest operating system operations
How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Featured
  1. Download the VMware Tools for Mac OS X:

    Get VMware Tools for Mac
  2. Double-Click on VMware Tools .zip.tar to Extract:

    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Extract zip.tar

  3. The Open the Payload Folder:

    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Payload

  4. Double-Click to Mount the VMware-Tools Darwin ISO:

    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Mount ISO

  5. Double-Click to Run the VMware-Tools Installer:

    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Run Installer

  6. Follow VMware-Tools Installation:

    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Installation 1
    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Installation 2
    How-to Install VMware Tools on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 - Installation 3

  7. Last Reboot to Enable the VMware Tools

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