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Vmware tools cannot be installed on mac os x: could not find component

25 Jun

If you wish to try Mac OS X on vmware virtual machines, you are most likely to find that the Vmware tools cannot be installed via the menu VM> Install Vmware Tools…, and an error pops up:

Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.

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To solve this, you need darwin.iso, which can be downloaded here.

Then take below actions:

    • Right click your virtual machine in vmware
    • Click the settings menu item
    • Select CD/DVD item in the left UI
    • On the right UI, select and mount the darwin.iso.

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Now, the vmware tools installation is started in your Mac OSX virtual machine:

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Install the VMware Tools now! Done!

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19 Comments

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in General

 

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19 responses to “Vmware tools cannot be installed on mac os x: could not find component

  1. Mahmoud Farahat

    July 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks 🙂

     
  2. YaEl (@outlandier)

    October 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Great work, thanks!

     
  3. Rob

    October 19, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Legend thank you!

     
  4. Kirti Azad

    October 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Yeah, worked !!!

     
  5. Adam Pristel

    December 6, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Perfect. I was scratching my head.

     
  6. Josh Sheffield

    December 15, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Then take below actions:
    ◦Right click your virtual machine in vmware
    ◦Click the settings menu item
    ◦Select CD/DVD item in the left UI
    ◦On the right UI, select and mount the darwin.iso.

    I got lost when trying to select the Darwin.iso from the disk I just burned. can you explain it further?

     
  7. xinyustudio

    December 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

    You don’t need to burn the iso. You need to mount the iso right within vmware.

     
  8. tia

    February 5, 2015 at 11:12 am

    thanks a lot it works 😀

     
  9. Emile

    April 4, 2015 at 12:03 am

    hi

    i followed your steps but still stuck – seriously need help urgently – i am note getting past the start screen when OSX installation starts where you need to select your country – i cant select anything

     
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  12. USER

    October 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    YOU ARE A HERO!!

     
  13. waqas

    March 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    my CD/DVD (SATA) and its connected box is coming disabled. what is the solution? please help

     
  14. Nico

    April 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Great ! Thanks you so much ! 🙂

     
  15. shaik abdul ghouse ahmed

    June 24, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    thank you Bro!!!

     
  16. Danilo Alves Rodrigues

    July 13, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Obrigadooooooooooo!

     
  17. pobby69

    October 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks very much, this really helped.

     
  18. gianfry

    December 12, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    top!!! thanks!!!

     
  19. Patrick Douglas Pereira

    January 28, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Worked for me, thanks!
    Linux Mint 17.3 xfce VMWare Tools 12 runing OSX

     

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