How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Monterey

How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Monterey

In this article, I will show you how to install VMware Tools on macOS Monterey. If you want to make macOS Monterey responsive, work fast and enable the drag and drop feature. You need to install VMware tools. It’s the tool created by VMware to make Virtual Machines work smoothly and have all the benefits of macOS as a VM. Sometimes the VMware tools don’t work when you install, so If the VMware tool didn’t work,  you need to reinstall it, to make it work. Follow the steps below.

You should have macOS Monterey installed on VMware if not then follow this guide to install macOS Monterey on VMware on Windows.

Steps to Install VMware Tools on macOS Monterey

  1. Attach VMware Tools ISO to macOS Monterey
  2. Install the VMware tools
  3. Allow VMware tools from macOS Security Settings
  4. Reinstall the VMware tools if required

Step 1: Attach VMware Tools ISO to macOS Monterey

In this guide, I will use the default VMware tools provided by VMware. Right-click on macOS Monterey Tab/Window then click Install VMware Tools.

Install VMware Tools macOS Monterey 01

Install VMware Tools macOS Monterey 01

Step 2: Install the VMware tools

#1. The VMware tools will automatically appear on your desktop. Double-click on Install VMware tools.

Install VMware Tools macOS Monterey 02

Install VMware Tools macOS Monterey 02

#2. On the Welcome to VMware tools Installer page, click Continue.
#3. Click on the Install button.

#4. Type your username and password then click Install Software.

Install Software Username Password

Install Software Username Password

Step 3: Allow VMware Tools through macOS Monterey Security Settings

#1. When System Extension Blocked appears, click Open Security Preferences.
#2. Click on the Padlock icon. Type your password then click Unlock. It allows you to make changes.
#3. Click Allow next to some system software was blocked from loading.

#4. On this Pop-up window click Not Now then close Security & Privacy window.

A restart is required before new system extensions can be used

A restart is required before new system extensions can be used

#5. Click the Restart button on The installation was successful window.
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Restart the macOS Monterey VM

Restart the macOS Monterey VM

#6. macOS Monterey VM will restart and after the restart login with your Username and Password. Test the enhanced features should be working.
Make Full Screen the VM and you'll get Full Resolution

Make Full Screen the VM and you’ll get Full Resolution

Step 4: Reinstall VMware Tool if required

Sometimes the VMware tools don’t work when you install it the first time, so If the VMware tools didn’t work, then you need to reinstall it, to make it work. So follow the steps below.

  1. Attach VMware tools.
  2. Click on Install VMware Tools.
  3. Click on Continue.
  4. Click on Continue Installation.
  5. Type your Username and Password and click Install Software.
  6. Click Restart.
  7. Login to macOS Monterey.
  8. Fullscreen your macOS Monterey to make sure it’s work properly.

Summary

That’s all about how to install VMware Tools on macOS Monterey. We covered the following:

  1. Attach VMware Tools ISO to macOS Monterey
  2. Install the VMware tools
  3. Allow VMware tools from macOS Security Settings
  4. Reinstall the VMware tools if required

If I left out something and didn’t mention please let me know by commenting down below this post. We have lots of new posts related to macOS Monterey so stay up to date with us.

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Mukhtar Jafari is the founder and CEO of wikigain.com. He is CISCO CCENT & CCNA Certified and has got his diploma in IT Networking from North Metro TAFE PERTH. He is currently working as a Help Desk Technician at DEEPTECH Perth Western Australia. In addition, he loves helping other tech enthusiasts so he is working part-time on wikigain.com. He shares his experience through this website for IT beginners.

5 Comments

  1. blankNoam Tirosh Reply

    When I try to do step 1 (Right-click on macOS Monterey Tab/Window then click Install VMware Tools.) it gives me this error:
    https://imgur.com/a/lHbXmqM
    “This operation cannot proceed because your Mac OS guest is using the CD/DVD.

    Dismiss this message, eject the disc from inside the guest, and retry this operation.”

    can anyone help me?

    1. blankNoam Tirosh Reply

      Never mind I fixed it by pressing “eject” on the disc that is on the Mac desktop, The resulotion iis working for me now, but the whole computer is still a bit laggy, like its always on 20hz, really weird since i gave it 16 RAM and 4 cores. does anyone know why?

  2. blankKumar Reply

    Can anyone please share the Sha-256 of an working mas os 12 iso file downloaded from mediafire or the above mentioned website.

    I have downloaded the file however just wanted to check whether it is correct or not! Cause installation is not working properly. After less than a minute remaining it gets stuck.

    So. Please kindly share the sha 256 checksum values.

    Thanks in advance.

    By the way thanks for wikigain too.

  3. blankKEIKHOSROW HN Reply

    I did the steps, after the installation when you reboot the machine, OS does not load and gets stuck on the black screen.
    After many searches, I realized that you need to activate the Autologin immediately after installation, otherwise, unfortunately, you need to reinstall the macOS!

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