# Ubuntu – VMWARE – I installed vmware tools but cannot find vmware-toolbox

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I have a windows host and a linux (ubuntu) guest.

Versions:

HOST – Windows 7

GUEST – Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

VMWARE TOOLS installed (output from vmware-toolbox-cmd -v): 9.2.0.15626 (build-799703)

Vmware Workstation: 9.0.0 build-812388

I installed vmware tools following the instructions and it seems like everything worked as I can copy paste between host and guest and drag drop files as well as other features that you can do with vmware tools. In addition when I run the command:

initctl list

I see:

vmware-tools start/running

which I guess would indicate that vmware-tools are indeed running.

However, when I try to run vmware-toolbox it tells me:

After issuing a locate vmware-toolbox it cannot find it anywhere.
I do see /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox-cmd but that command doesnt do anything.

What is going on here?

• There is no GUI interface called vmware-toolbox with vmware player 5 (and other newer products), as per Installing and Configuring VMware Tools:
As for "vmware-toolbox-cmd doesn't do anything"? You bet it does, read the doc above.