How to Install VMWare Tools Ubuntu 16.04 Linux Easy Guide

March 14, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

VMware Tools Ubuntu 16.04 Installation

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS Unity GNU/Linux Desktop.

Mostly relevant: as of Sept 2015, VMware recommends using the distribution-specific open-vm-tools instead of the VMware Tools package for guest machines.

First, you need to know how the VMWare Tools Installed and Working will Grant you a More Pleasant Journey riding Ubuntu on VMware.

Moreover, with the VMWare Tools Installed you will Dispose Also of Shared Folders to Easy Exchange Files with the Host System!

Finally, the VMware Tools enable also the Easy Drag Display Resizing on Fly.

How to Install VMware Workstation 16 Player on Fedora GNU/Linux Distro
  1. First, Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. Then to Install the VMware Tools.

    sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  3. Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  4. Finally, to Enable VMware Tools without Logout


    Drag & Resize the Window to Check that the Tools are Working.
    Then the Desktop should automatically Fit the window’s Size.

    Assure that Linux will Load VMware Tools at Boot:

    VMware Tools Loaded on Boot
  5. Get Installed DropBox for Easy File Sharing VMs OS
    SetUp DropBox on Ubuntu.

    VMware-Tools Installation Guides for Other Linux Distros:

    How to Install the VMware Tools on Linux Distros

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