Install Vmware Tools on Windows 2008 Server Core
To install VMware tools on server core, do as you usually do: In the vmware consol, in the menu under VM choose Guest –> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools After you’ve done that, probably nothing happens… In the command prompt, change to the CD-ROM drive. Type dir and you should see the VMware tools install files. Type setup.exe to start the installation. Continue as usually and restart the guest when done.