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How to Install Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Tutorial

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to install Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Kubuntu 15.10 on physical hardware. If you are new to Kubuntu or you want to explore its new features, It is very safe… Read More » The article How to Install Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Tutorial appeared first on System Admins...

Kubuntu 15.10 Desktop Logo

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to install Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Kubuntu 15.10 on physical hardware. If you are new to Kubuntu or you want to explore its new features, It is very safe to install Kubuntu 15.10 as a virtual machine inside VMware Workstation. Installing Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf as a VM is very similar to installing on physical hardware.

VMware workstation and VMware Player are virtualization softwares at the desktop level. They allow to run multiple virtual machines on a physical machine. You can visit VMware product page for more information about the latest release for VMware Workstation and VMware Player.

What is Kubuntu Linux?

Kubuntu is a free, user-friendly Linux distribution. Kubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system which uses KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. It uses the same underlying system with Ubuntu. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu.

What’s New in Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

Kubuntu 15.10 was released on 22 October 2015. It comes with Linux kernel 4.2, which was released only a couple of weeks ago. Kubuntu 15.10 comes with KDE Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE’s desktop has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. It also comes with KDE Applications 15.08 containing all your favorite apps from KDE, including Dolphin. Kubuntu 15.10 introduces stateless persistent network interface names and it is supported by critical security fixes, bug fixes and select app updates for 9 months.

Update: You can also watch How to Install Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step video tutorial below or keep continue reading the article.


Kubuntu 15.10 Installation Steps in VMware Workstation

1. Go to Kubuntu official website and download Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf installation ISO media and save it to your computer. In this tutorial, I will use Kubuntu 15.10 32-bit edition.

Download Kubuntu 15.10

2. Open VMware Workstation and then click Create a New Virtual Machine.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

3. You can go with Typical (recommended) at Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

4. Choose I will install the operating system later. Do NOT choose the second option, you mat get an error during the installation. So, be careful at this step.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

5. Choose Linux as a Guest Operating System and choose Ubuntu version.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily

6. Give a name and set location for your Kubuntu 15.10 virtual machine files.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

7. Specify how much disk space you want to use for Ubuntu VM. I set it as 60 GB. I also select Store virtual disk as a single file option. This option gives more performance to kubuntu virtual machine.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

8. Click Customize Hardware.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

9. Go to New CD/DVD and select Use ISO image file then browse to Kubuntu 15.10 installation ISO media.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

10. Go to Network Adapter and select Bridged: Connected directly to the pysical network option.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

11. Go to Display and un-check Accelerate 3D graphics then click Close.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

12. Click Finish at Ready to Create Virtual Machine screen.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

13. Click Power on this virtual machine at VMware Workstation screen.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware

14. Click Install Kubuntu at Kubuntu 15.10 welcome screen.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

15. Click Continue at Preparing to install Kubuntu.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

16. Select Guided – use entire disk option at Installation type. This option will use entire virtual disk for installation.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

17. Click Continue to write the changes to the disks.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

18. Choose your time zone and then click Continue.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

19. Choose your keyboard layout and then click Continue.

Install Kubuntu 15.10

20. Write your full name, pick a username, set your password and set hostname for Kubuntu 15.10 and then click Continue to begin the installation.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

21. Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) installation process takes approximately 5-10 minutes.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

22. After the installation is complete, click Restart Now.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

23. At KDE Plasma login screen, type user name and password that you specified in step 20.

Install Kubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf KDE Plasma

Congratulations, you’ve just successfully installed Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation. After the installation, I recommend you to install VMware tools for better performance and usability. You can use drag-drop file and automatic screen resolution adjustment features, if you install open-vm-tools. VMware recommends open-vm-tools whenever possible.

Kubuntu 15.10 KDE Plasma Desktop

I hope this Kubuntu 15.10 installation tutorial is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it. Any questions or comments or suggestions are welcomed!

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How to Install Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Tutorial

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to install Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation with Easy Install feature but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 15.10 on physical hardware. If you are new to Ubuntu or you want to explore new features, It… Read More » The article How to Install Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step Tutorial appeared first on System Admins...

Install Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to install Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation with Easy Install feature but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 15.10 on physical hardware. If you are new to Ubuntu or you want to explore new features, It is very safe to install Ubuntu 15.10 as a virtual machine inside VMware Workstation.

VMware workstation and VMware Player are virtualization softwares at the desktop level. They allows to run multiple virtual machines on a physical machine. With Easy Install feature, Installing Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf as a VM (Virtual Machine) is very easy and straight forward. You can visit VMware product page for more information about the latest release for VMware Workstation and VMware Player.

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu is based on Debian but it uses a custom desktop user interface called “Unity”. The Ubuntu project has a focus on providing a solid desktop experience.  It offers releases every six months, with a more stable LTS (long term support) release every two years. Ubuntu is easy to install and comes with a fairly complete set of applications installed by default including LibreOffice.

What’s New in Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf

Ubuntu 15.10 was released on 22 October 2015. It comes with Linux kernel 4.2, which was released only a couple of weeks ago. Ubuntu 15.10 ships with the latest stable release of OpenStack cloud software. The most visible change in Ubuntu 15.10 has to do with the scrollbars, of all things. After being criticized for the interesting but hard-to-use scrollbars, Canonical finally decided to get some normal scrollbars, and they are now using the upstream ones from GNOME. Ubuntu 15.10 introduces stateless persistent network interface names. Ubuntu 15.10 is supported by critical security fixes, bug fixes and select app updates for 9 months.

Update: You can also watch Install Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation Step-by-Step video tutorial below or keep continue reading the article.


Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Installation Steps in VMware Workstation

1. Go to Ubuntu official website and download Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf installation ISO media to your computer. In this tutorial, I will use Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit desktop edition.

Ubuntu 15.10 Download ISO

2. Open VMware Workstation and then click Create a New Virtual Machine.

Vmware-Workstation-Create-New-Virtual-Machine-Ubuntu-15-10

3. You can go with custom (advanced) at Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard screen. It provides more options.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Custom

4. Click Next at Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Hardware-Compatibility

5. Browse to Ubuntu 15.10 installation ISO media that you’ve just downloaded from official Ubuntu website. VMware installer detects the media as Ubuntu 15.10 and Easy Install feature is now available for this installation.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Guest-Operating-System

6. Write your “Full name”, “User name” and “Password” at At the Personalize Linux.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Easy-Install

7. Give a name and set location for your ubuntu virtual machine files.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Name-Location

8. Set how many virtual CPU and cores you want to use. I want ubuntu vm more powerful than default and I give 1 processor and 2 cores.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Processor-Settings

9. Specify how much memory can Ubuntu VM use. I set it as 2048 MB. You can adjust this setting according to your needs or physical resources that you currently have.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Memory-Settings

10. Select Use bridged networking. Virtual machine can connect to physical network directly.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Network-Settings

11. Click Next at the Select I/O Controller Types.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Controller-Settings

12. Click Next to continue at Select a Disk Type.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Disk-Type

13. Click Next to create a new virtual disk for your virtual machine.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-New-Disk

14. Specify how much disk space you want to use for Ubuntu VM. I set it as 50 GB. I also select Store virtual disk as a single file option. This option gives more performance to VM.

Install Ubuntu 15.10 in vmware workstation disk size

 

15. Click Next at Specify Disk File.

Vmware-Workstation-Ubuntu-15-10-Specify-Disk-File

16. Select Power on this virtual machine after creation and then Click Finish.

Install Ubuntu15.10 Wily Werewolf in VMware Workstation Ready Create

17. When Ubuntu 15.10 Installation process begins, Installer does its jobs automatically with VMware Workstation Easy Install feature. Installation process takes approximately 5-10 minutes.

Start Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Installation VMware-Workstation

18. After installation is completed, Ubuntu 15.10 virtual machine reboots. At login screen, type user name and password that you specified in step 6.

Ubuntu 15.10 Installation First Login

Congratulations, you’ve just successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) in VMware Workstation. During the installation, open-vm-tools is also installed. So, you can use drag-and-drop file between host and guest operating system and automatic screen resolution adjustment features.

Install Ubuntu 15.10 in VMware Workstation completed

I hope this ubuntu 15.10 installation tutorial is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it. Any questions or comments or suggestions are welcomed!

 

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How to Install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in VMware Workstation 12 with Easy Install

In this step-by-step article, I will explain how to install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in VMware Workstation 12 Pro with Easy Install feature but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 15.04 on physical hardware.  If you are new to Ubuntu or you want to… Read More » The article How to Install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in VMware Workstation 12 with Easy Install appeared first on System Admins...

In this step-by-step article, I will explain how to install Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) in VMware Workstation 12 Pro with Easy Install feature but you can also use VMware Player which is free. This tutorial also helps if you install Ubuntu 15.04 on physical hardware.  If you are new to Ubuntu or you want to explore new features, It is very safe to install Ubuntu 15.04 as a virtual machine inside VMware Workstation.

VMware workstation and VMware Player are virtualization software at the desktop level. They allows to run multiple virtual machines on a physical machine. With Easy Install feature, Installing Ubuntu 15.04 as a VM (Virtual Machine) is very easy and straight forward. You can visit VMware product page for more information about the latest release for VMware Workstation and VMware Player.

What is Ubuntu Linux?

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu is based on Debian but it uses a custom desktop user interface called “Unity”. The Ubuntu project has a focus on providing a solid desktop experience.  It offers releases every six months, with a more stable LTS (long term support) release every two years. Ubuntu is easy to install and comes with a fairly complete set of applications installed by default including LibreOffice.

What’s New in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

  1. Systemd is now default boot and service manager. It initializes first when booting and handles loading of processes. In previous releases, Ubuntu used its own Upstart which is derived from init system.
  2. Unity 7.3 is the default desktop environment in Ubuntu 15.04. There have been a number of usability improvements.
  3. Linux kernel 3.19 comes with many improved graphics features and file system support. There are also improvements to inode locking which give benefits under heavy load.
  4. Local menus are now the default in Ubuntu 15.04. All applications use local menus rather than the global menu for the application with the focus but if you like global menu you can still switch back to it.
  5. Up-to-Date Applications such as Firefox 37 for web browser, Chromium 41, Pulseaudio 6, LibreOffice 4.4 for the office suite, Thunderbird 31.6, Nautilus 3.14.2 and many more.
  6. SSD Trim is now supported with Ubuntu 15.04 and later.

Update: You can also watch Install Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet in VMware Workstation 12 video tutorial below or keep continue reading the article.


Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Installation Steps in VMware Workstation 12 Pro

1. Go to Ubuntu official website and download ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet installation ISO media. In this article I will use Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit desktop edition.

Ubuntu 15.04 Download ISO

2. Open VMware Workstation 12 and then click Create a New Virtual Machine.

VMware Workstation Create New VirtualMachine Ubuntu

3. I prefer going with custom(advanced) here because it gives me more options.

VMware Workstation Create New-Virtual Machine Custom Ubuntu

4. Click Next at Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility.

VMware Workstation Create New Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility for Ubuntu

5. Browse to Ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet installation ISO media that you’ve just downloaded from ubuntu website. Once you are done, VMware installer detects the media as Ubuntu 64-bit and Easy Install feature is now available for this installation.

VMware Workstation Create New Virtual Machine Guest Operating System for Ubuntu

6. In the Personalize Linux, Write your “Full name”, “User name” and “Password”.

VMware Workstation Virtual-Machine Easy-Install for Ubuntu

7. Give a name and set location for your ubuntu virtual machine.

VMware-Workstation Virtual-Machine Name-Location for Ubuntu Installation

8. Set how many virtual CPU and cores you want to use. I want my ubuntu vm more powerful than default and I give 1 processor and 2 cores.

VMware-Workstation Virtual-Machine-Processor-Settings for Ubuntu

9. Specify how much memory can Ubuntu VM use. I set it as 2048 MB. You can adjust this setting according to your needs or physical resources that you have.

VMware-Workstation Ubuntu Virtual-Machine Memory Settings

10. Select Use bridged networking. Virtual machine can access to an Ethernet network directly.

VMware-Workstation-12 Ubuntu-Virtual-Machine Network-Settings

11. Click Next at the Select I/O Controller Types section.

VMware-Workstation-12 Ubuntu-Virtual-Machine Controller-Settings

12. Click Next to continue at Select a Disk Type section.

VMware-Workstation-12 Ubuntu-Installation Virtual-Machine Disk-Type

13. Click Next to create a new virtual disk for your virtual machine.

VMware-Workstation Create-New-Ubuntu-Virtual-Machine New-Disk

14. Specify how much disk space you want to use for Ubuntu VM. I set it as 50 GB. I also select Store virtual disk as a single file option. This option gives you more performance.

VMware-Workstation-Ubuntu-Virtual-Machine Disk-Size

15. Click Next at Specify Disk File screen.

VMware-Workstation Create-New-Ubuntu-VM Specify-Disk-File

16. Select Power on this virtual machine after creation and then Click Finish.

VMware-Workstation Install Ubuntu-VM Ready

17. When Ubuntu 15.04 Installation process begins, you just sit back and relax. Installer does its jobs automatically with VMware Workstation Easy Install feature.

Start-Ubuntu-Installation VMware-Workstation-12

18. After the installation, Ubuntu Vivid Vervet VM restarts and then you see first login screen. Here, login to your Ubuntu 15.04 virtual machine with user name and password that you specified in step.

Ubuntu 15.04 Installation First-Boot VMware-Workstation-12

Congratulations, you’ve just successfully installed Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet 64-bit Desktop edition in VMware Workstation 12. During the installation, open-vm-tools is also installed. So, you can use drag-and-drop file between host and guest operating system and automatic screen resolution adjustment features.

Install Ubuntu 15.04 First-Login VMware-Workstation 12

This tutorial was made for open source community. I hope this article is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it.

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VMware Workstation 12 Pro New Features

VMware announced the latest version of its desktop hypervisor product VMware Workstation Pro 12. VMware is also rebranding its VMware Workstation lineup and changing the VMware Workstation name to VMware Workstation 12 Pro. About VMware Workstation Pro 12 Originally released in 1999, VMware Workstation is a Type 2 hypervisor that runs on a hosting operating… Read More » The article VMware Workstation 12 Pro New Features appeared first on System Admins...

VMware Workstation 12 Pro Logo

VMware announced the latest version of its desktop hypervisor product VMware Workstation Pro 12. VMware is also rebranding its VMware Workstation lineup and changing the VMware Workstation name to VMware Workstation 12 Pro.

About VMware Workstation Pro 12

Originally released in 1999, VMware Workstation is a Type 2 hypervisor that runs on a hosting operating system. It runs on top of either Windows or Linux. Workstation 12 Pro still supports up to 16 virtual CPUs, 8 TB disk files, 64 GB of RAM and 2 GB of graphics memory. VMware Workstation Pro enables technical professionals to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software by running multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.

VMware Workstation 12 Pro takes virtualization to the next level with the broadest operating system support, rich user experience, a comprehensive feature set and high performance. VMware Workstation Pro is designed for professionals that rely on virtual machines.

VMware Workstation Pro 12 also added support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3, the sets of APIs needed for handling today’s demanding graphical workloads, especially for 3D applications.

VMware Workstation 12 Pro Key Features

  • Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.
  • Create powerful virtual machines to run the most demanding applications.
  • Create restricted virtual machines that can expire.
  • Run VMware Workstation Pro as a server to share virtual machines with others.

VMware Workstation 12 Pro New Features

  • Windows 10 Support: Run Windows 10 as a virtual machine.
  • New Linux Operating Systems Support: Ubuntu 15.04, Fedora 22, CentOS 7.1, RHEL 7.1, Oracle Linux 7.1.
  • Advanced Graphics: DirectX 10, OpenGL 3.3
  • Performance improvements for suspending and resuming encrypted virtual machines.
  • Support for 4K monitors with high resolution.
  • Support for multiple monitors with different DPI settings.
  • Echo cancellation for voice and video calls with Microsoft Lync and Skype.
  • USB 3.0 support.
  • Respect left-handed mouse setting on Windows host.
  • Automatically suspend virtual machines upon host shutdown.
  • NAT network configuration in Virtual Network Editor on Linux hosts.

Download VMware Workstation 12 Pro for Free

You can download the product for free from VMware official website.

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Top 2 New Features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3.  There are number of improvements and new features in Windows Server 2016 but it comes with top 2 new features.  These are Windows Server Containers and Nano Server. A highlighted new feature for this release is the Windows Server Containers. This is the first… Read More » The article Top 2 New Features in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 appeared first on System Admins...

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3.  There are number of improvements and new features in Windows Server 2016 but it comes with top 2 new features.  These are Windows Server Containers and Nano Server. A highlighted new feature for this release is the Windows Server Containers. This is the first step in bringing containers to the Windows Server. Containers provide users with a way to run applications isolated from the rest of the operating environment.

Windows Server Containers are part of the Docker open source project based on Linux technology. Docker and Microsoft are partnering to bring both Windows Server and Docker containers to Windows, and allowing developers to manage them with the standard Docker tools. These containers can be deployed and managed either using PowerShell or the Docker container-deployment client. Hyper-V containers are not yet built into this preview but it will be available in later preview builds. Eventually, Docker will be able to manage both Hyper-V Containers and Windows Server Containers.

Windows Server 2016 TP3 also includes updates to the Nano Server deployment mode. There’s a new Emergency Management Console allowing users to view and fix their networking configurations directly from the Nano Server console. Nano Server offers an option of running Windows Server stripped down to its smallest footprint. Nano Server is approximately 1/20th the size of Windows Server Core.

You can download Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 ISO from Microsoft website. Microsoft advises that preview release should not be used in production environments. You can read all the new features come with Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 at Microsoft TechNet website.

I hope this article is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it.

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How to Install Official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana. Many articles say they show how to install VMware Tools but they show how to install Open-VM-Tools, instead of official VMware Tools. I assume you already installed Kali Linux 2 in VMware Workstation. If not, you can install Kali… Read More » The article How to Install Official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana appeared first on System Admins...

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana. Many articles say they show how to install VMware Tools but they show how to install Open-VM-Tools, instead of official VMware Tools. I assume you already installed Kali Linux 2 in VMware Workstation. If not, you can install Kali Linux 2 inside VMware Workstation by following the steps in How to Install Kali Linux 2 Sana in VMware Workstation 11 Step-by-Step Guide

What is VMware Tools?

VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine. Installing VMware Tools in the guest operating system is vital. Although the guest operating system can run without VMware Tools, you lose important functionality and convenience.

Why Should We Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux?

It is very important that you install VMware Tools in the guest operating system. With the VMware Tools SVGA driver installed, VMware Workstation supports significantly faster graphics performance. The VMware Tools package provides support required for shared folders and for drag and drop operations.

Update: You can also watch How to Install Official VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step-by-Step Video below or keep continue reading the article.


Official VMware Tools Installation Steps for Kali Linux 2 Sana

1. First, update your Kali Linux 2. To do this, open up terminal and write the command below:

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

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 1

2. Second, Install appropriate Kali Linux 2 headers by typing command below:

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

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 2

3. In the VM Menu of the VMware Workstation, Click Install VMware Tools. This mounts a virtual CD-ROM drive containing the VMware Tools installation files.

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 3

4. Click Open With Files on the pop-up menu inside Kali Linux.

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 4

5. You need to extract VMwareTools-9.x.tar.gz file. To do this, right click the file and then choose Extract To.

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 5

6. Choose destination. In this article I choose /tmp directory as shown below.

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 6

7. Now we are ready to install VMware-Tools binaries. To do this, open up your terminal again, if it is not already opened and then write the command below in order to install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 with the default parameters.

cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/
./vmware-install.pl -d

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 7

8. After Installation is done, you need to reboot your virtual machine.

reboot

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 8

Installing VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 done! After Kali Linux 2 virtual machine starts, you should be able to use drag and drop files feature and can resize or adjust vm screen.

Install VMware Tools in Kali Linux 2 Sana Step 9

I hope this article is helpful for you. If you liked it or found useful, feel free to like or share it.

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