How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14? – After installing the operating systems on the virtual machine with VMware Workstation, you absolutely need to install VMware Tools.
How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

Let’s briefly explain what is VMware Tools and what does it do. VMware Tools is a program that enables the created virtual machine to use the hardware resources of the physical computer. When VMware Tools is installed, you can use the virtual machine more efficiently. For example, you can use the virtual machine in full-screen mode and exchange files with the host computer.

You can copy files from the physical computer to the virtual computer with the Drag and Drop method. As another example, you can run and use USB 3.0 devices on a virtual machine.

In our previous articles, we implemented the installation of Windows, Linux and, MacOS operating systems using VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization software. You can access these articles from the links below.

How to Install VMware Tools for Debian 9.3 Stretch Virtual Machine?

After you have installed Debian 9 on VMware Workstation 14, follow the steps below to install the VMware Tools, respectively.

   Step 1

Run the Debian virtual machine on VMware Workstation, click VM on the VMware menu, and then click Install VMware Tools.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 2

Double click on the VMwareTools.tar.gz file.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 3

After you open the VMware Tools folder, click the Extract button.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 4

Open the VMware-Tools-Distrib folder.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 5

To open Terminal in the folder, click Open in Terminal.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 6

To start the installation of VMware Tools for Debian, execute the following commands in order on the Terminal.

  1. su
  2. Type in your root password.
  3. Use the ls command to view the files in the folder.
  4. .Execute the command ./vmware-install.pl.
  5. Type Yes to start the installation and press Enter.
  6. Complete the Debian virtual machine VMware Tools installation by answering questions again.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 7

To continue installing VMware Tools, answer the questions as shown below.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 8

After successfully completing the installation of VMware Tools for Debian 9.3, execute the following command to restart the virtual machine.

shutdown -r now

 
How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

   Step 9

After restarting the Debian 9.3 virtual machine, you can use the virtual machine in full-screen mode.

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14?

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  Final Word

How to Install VMware Tools in Debian 9.3 on VMware Workstation 14? – In this article, we have installed VMware Tools, a necessary process for using Debian with VMware. Thanks for following us!

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