Ubuntu Server: How to Manually Start VMware Tools Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 08 JUL 2014

I keep having to install VMware Tools on some of our Ubuntu Server installs (12.04) for a variety of reasons, and sometimes I notice that VMware Tools fails to start on reboot, meaning that one needs to manually start it up. So this is a quick reference on just how to do it.

Actually, it’s just a reminder of the command, but nevertheless:

sudo /etc/vmware-tools/services.sh restart

Valid switches do obviously include “start” and “stop” as well.

And needless to say, if you didn’t install vmware-tools to the default directory, then you’ll need to adjust the above accordingly.

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