Feedback Please rate this article. If you are upgrading a virtual machine created under GSX Server 2, you may see a dialog box that warns, “The driver you are installing is not specifically designed for the hardware you have You may see one or more Digital Signature Not Found dialog boxes when the installer begins to install the virtual drivers. To choose the typical installation, select Typical , click Next , then go to step 7. Read about how we use cookies and how you can control them here. Did this solve your problem?

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Request a Product Feature. For example, the driver to use shared folders a feature in VMware Workstation is not installed in a typical installation in a virtual machine created with GSX Server. You might just need to refresh it.

You might just need to refresh it. The VMware Tools background application starts automatically when you reboot your virtual machine.

Manually installing the VMXNET driver in a Windows NT guest operating system ()

United Kingdom – English. If the service does not start, start the service manually.


Click OK again to install the driver. Verify that the Telnet Service logon setting is set correctly. Click Next to continue with the VMware Tools installation wizard. Read about how we use cookies and how you can control them here. Power on the virtual machine.

Installing VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine

If you want to change any settings or information you provided, now is the time to make those changes. Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied!

For more information about driver issues related to the Telnet Server service, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: VMware Tools for Windows guest operating systems supports all Inwtalling guest operating systems.

With some older Windows guest operating systems, extra steps are needed.

Manually installing the VMXNET driver in a Windows NT

Click Next to install the driver. This is useful if you are choosing a custom installation due to limited disk space on your guest. If you continue to use this site, you consent to iinstalling use of cookies. The Install From Disk dialog box appears. If you configure the Telnet Server service to run by using the Local System account without the ability to interact with the desktop, the service starts under a different insralling station. Mar 20, Last Updated: This starts the Update Device Driver wizard.


Instructions hhe automatically in Notepad at the end of the installation process. The Change Display dialog box appears. New Zealand – English. Did this article help you?

You cannot install a VMWare driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

The VMware Tools installation wizard starts. It cannot be configured as a generic SCSI device.

Third-party information disclaimer The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Begin adding th network adapter.

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