Install VMware Tools Windows Server 2016 Core

This article will show how to Install VMware Tools on a Windows Server 2016  Install.

Windows Server 2016 was released on October 31st, 2016, Windows Server Core Is the default Installation option for Server 2016.

To Install Windows Server 2016, Manage and Configuration visit the Windows 2016 page.

The first step In this procedure Is to open the Virtual Machine console -> VM -> Guest -> Install VMware Tools

From the main screen type PowerShell



Check where the Vmware Tools are mounted on

Go to the Drive


Follow the steps and restart when completed

When done, Click Finish and restart the server using:


For VMware Managment using Powershell check the articles below:


2 Replies to “Install VMware Tools Windows Server 2016 Core”

  1. for me only ./setup.exe works (including ./), otherwise it fails with CommandNotFoundException

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