How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave

IIf you have accomplished with macOS Mojave installation, here’s what you need to do next.

Just like every other operating system, when you’re done with installation, you may probably want to install drivers particularly for every single feature you want to use. However, when you install macOS Mojave, you’ll definitely want the tremendous features. In this case, you’ll need to install the drivers to work with. These features are the important part of every operating system you want to use. In fact, for the very best experience, you’ll definitely want those great features. With these features, you’ll be able to get the best out of the macOS Mojave.

When it comes to macOS Mojave, there’s a large number of fresh features and designs with advanced security. In this case, you’ll need to install the drivers for the specific feature but here’s the good news. Fortunately, there’s an efficient tool to do that. This tool ‘VMware Tools’ integrated into VMware, is a package or collection of handful of features and improvements. This includes, sound, network, graphics, speed, drag and drop and more. In this tutorial, I will help you install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave on VMware, let’s dive in.

Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave

When you have installed macOS Mojave successfully, you’re ready to go.

First of all, launch VMware and switch on the macOS Mojave virtual machine and let it boot up.

Power on VM

Power on VM

When the screen appeared, sign in and go to VM and select Install VMware Tools.

VM > VMware Tools

VM > VMware Tools

On the VMware Tools window that will pop up, select and double-click on Install VMware Tools.

Install VMware Tools

Install VMware Tools

Once you’ve selected, the Install VMware Tools wizard will open up. On the first introduction page, you don’t have to do anything, just continue.

Next, choose whether to install for all users or only for you on this computer and Continue.

The installation type confirms that this will perform a installation which may take some space, Continue.

Installation Type

When the installation, success message appears, unfortunately, you may see a pop up ‘ System Extension Blocked ‘. On that, click Open Security Preferences.

On the security & privacy window, click Allow button to enable the VMware extension install VMware Tools.

Security & Privacy Settings

Security & Privacy Settings

Close the window from the top right corner exit button and click Restart on the wizard.

Summary

Summary

After you’ve restarted, you should witness the great features you’ve ever seen. Just like, sound, full-screen resolution, network, drag, and drop and more.

In case, if the error appears again after you have restarted, you’ll need to allow the extension block and reinstall the VMware Tools. Go ahead and click Open Security Preferences.

System Extension Blocked

System Extension Blocked

Once the window opens, Allow the VMware, Inc to enable VMware Tools installation.

Security & Privacy Settings

Security & Privacy Settings

All right! You’ve fixed this, simply reinstall the VMware Tools installation and you’re good to go. For this, navigate to VM and Reinstall VMware Tools.

Reinstall VMware Tools

Reinstall VMware Tools

From the window, select Install VMware Tools and enter.

Install VMware Tools

Install VMware Tools

In this step, proceed with the installation as regular and when finished, restart your macOS Mojave VM.

Summary

Summary

When you’ve restarted, you’ll witness the superb result in front of you with the full-screen resolution edge to edge display.

macOS Mojave Full Screen

macOS Mojave on VMware

From now on, you can experience the macOS Mojave with its superb features just like on Mac. Including you’ll have full screen, sound, Siri, drag & drop and every feature you want to use.

With that done, it’s probably a good idea to back up your virtual machine with a snapshot.

Take and Use Snapshots on VMware

Take and Use Snapshots on VMware

Well, hope you’ve installed the tools correctly. If you have questions, suggestions, and ideas for improvement, feel free to let us know by comment.

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6 Comments

  1. M. Reply

    After installing vmware tools and allowing extension, uninstall it and re-install it. Only after that “service not found” error is fixed.

  2. Karam Soliman Reply

    Dear Ali,
    I can’t install the tools.
    I receive error”Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.”

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