VMware Tools installation and upgrade tips and tricks

The VMware Tools package provides drivers (such as VMXNET3, PVSCSI, SVGA etc.) and services that enhance the performance of virtual machines and make several vSphere features easy to use. Here are some tips and tricks when working with VMware Tools: An overview of the VMware Tools versions mapping can be found here, … [Read more...]

VMware: Error in the RPC receive loop: RpcIn: Unable to send.

After upgrading a Terminal Server or Terminal Server-based Citrix XenApp virtual machine to VMware Tools 5.x, you experience these symptoms: In the Windows Application Event log, you see this error reported multiple times in quick succession (log spew):   [ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] Error in the RPC receive loop: … [Read more...]

VMware: Add VMware Tools vShield Drivers for Endpoint Protection

To install VMware Tools with vShield drivers / integration you need to start the VMware Tools installation at the command line:   Setup64.exe /S /v "/qn REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=Hgfs,WYSE"   Check if VMware vShield driver is installed and running: - Run msinfo32.exe - Navigate to “Software … [Read more...]