VMware Tools uses a configuration file called
tools.conf to configure different operations such as logging, upgrade, guest info, and so on. Admins can configure VMware Tools by editing this
Configuration File Location
|Guest OS||Path |
|Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, and Windows Server 2003||C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Tools\tools.conf |
|Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 ||C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools\tools.conf |
|Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD||/etc/vmware-tools/tools.conf|
|FreeBSD with open-vm-tools 10.1.x or later||/usr/local/share/vmware-tools/tools.conf|
|Mac OS X||/Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/tools.conf|
- If the configuration file does not exist, create it.
- The Application Data folder is hidden.
- You can edit this file as Administrator.
For example: Right click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad and select Run as administrator.
- The Program Data folder is hidden
Example Configuration File
VMware Tools installs an example configuration file in the same directory as the location for
tools.conf. This file lists the available options with possible values but commented out (with a leading '#' character), together with a description. If you want to change the options, uncomment them and copy this file to
tools.conf, or copy parts of it into the