Default scripts for suspending and resuming a virtual machine are written to work together. If you disable the script for one of these actions, you must also disable the script for the other action.


You cannot run scripts on NetWare, Windows NT, Me, Windows 98, and Windows 95 guest operating systems.


On Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD guest operating systems, to test, edit, or disable the running of a script, log in as root.


  1. Open a command prompt or terminal in the guest operating system.
  2. Change to the VMware Tools installation directory.

    Operating System

    Default Path


    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

    Linux and Solaris




    Mac OS X

    /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools

  3. Type the command to disable the script.
    utility-name script script-name disable



    utility-name On Windows

    Use VMwareToolboxCmd.exe.

    utility-name On Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD

    Use vmware-toolbox-cmd.

    utility-name On MAC OS

    Use vmware-tools-cli.


    Use power, resume, suspend, or shutdown.

  4. (Optional) If you disabled the script for suspending a virtual machine, repeat this procedure for resuming the virtual machine.
  5. (Optional) If you disabled the script for resuming a virtual machine, also disable the script for suspending the virtual machine.