SPICE | VMware Tools Deployment Guide - UMCST/SPICE-user-info GitHub Wiki

Benefits of VMware Tools

  • Power Operations: communicate with VM Guest OS to shut down or restart safely
  • Gather information from VM Guest OS, such as ip address, host name, etc
  • Drivers for graphics, network, etc virtual hardware

Deployment Methods

For Windows CLI


Install chocolatey via powershell

deploy vmware-tools package

Source: https://community.chocolatey.org/packages/vmware-tools

Mount ISO with installers

Source: https://www.vgemba.net/vmware/VMware-Tools-Drivers/