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How To Install VMware Tools In Kali Linux 2

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Welcome back guys and today we will learn how to install official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2.0 Sana.
There are many articles online that teach you how to install Open-VM-Tools on Kali Linux but not the official VMware tools. With the help of VMware Tools you will be able to copy the file’s and then text between guest and host.
Today we will see how it can be done. And yes, will you will have drag and drop operations plus it will enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and thus improves management of the virtual machine.
Here are the Installation Steps for VMware tools

Step 1:

The first thing you have to do before trying to install a software is to check if the latest version already exists in your device. Do the same using the command below:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y

and you may also want to add sudo at begin so it will be

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade –y


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Step 2: Once you  are done with updating and upgrading, now it’s time to install Kali Linux 2 headers
Type this command below in terminal

apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)

or you can use

sudo  apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)


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In some cases you can even install the VMware tools without having to instal the Linux headers and that was here my case but just to make sure every thing works fine, you should install the Linux headers

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 Step 3: Inside  the VM Menu of the VMware Workstation, select Install VMware Tools.
This will mounts a virtual CD-ROM drive that has the VMware Tools installation files.

Step 4: Select and Open Files on the pop-up menu inside Kali Linux copy the file
VMwareTools-9.9.3-2759765.tar.gz to your guest Desktop screenStep 5: Now Open the terminal and type the below commands:

cd Desktop/
tar -xf VMwareTools-9.9.3-2759765.tar.gz  ” make sure the .tar.gz file have the same name as you type it “

cd vmware-tools-distrib
perl vmware-install.pl –d

You a done with installing the VMware tools  in Kali Linux don’t do anything and just wait till it finish and then reboot your Guest OS.

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1 comment

Dos September 5, 2016 - 12:35 am

I installed Vmware tools but where can i find vmware tools??

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