Access Protection has to be disabled in the McAfee Antivirus Scan Console before installing VMware Tools in a Windows guest operating system. For more information, see the VMware Knowledge Base article https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1009965
Power on the virtual machine
Use McAfee Antivirus in Standard Mode
- Install VMware Tools before installing McAfee Antivirus on the Windows guest operating system.
McAfee Antivirus will, however, prevent VMware Tools upgrade if run in Maximum Protection mode.
- Disable Access Protection from the McAfee Antivirus Virus Scan Console when either installing or upgrading VMware Tools.
- Select .
- Right-click the Access Protection icon in the Tasks window and select Disable from the pop-up menu.
What to do next
Install VMware Tools.
Re-activate Access Protection when your VMware Tools upgrade or installation is complete.