After the couple of reboots that you have to go through with an uninstall and reinstall of VMware Tools you will find that you can now clone VM’s and have them automatically customized. I’ve logged a support call with VMware to address this problem. The Official VMware KB Article [Updated 14/01/2016] After further testing I have narrowed down the problem area to new installs where the complete option is selected, and any upgrades where the complete options was previously selected, or where the VMCI / NSX Guest Introspection Driver is included.I have been able to successfully clone from a new VM Image that has had a fresh install of Windows 2008 R2 and VMware Tools without the VMCI / NSX Guest Introspection Driver, or where VMware Tools was installed twice / installed and repaired on the same VM, when the complete option was previously selected.Long story short snapins are out and modules are much easier to update and work with. I ran into some really annoying problems because I use ISE and created a profile.VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine.If any of the drivers on the virtual machine have been manually updated, both options could have an unexpected impact.VMware has a knowledgebase article for installing VMware Tools on a Windows guest operating system.If a folder was provided return only the VM's for that folder If($folder) #Else if the user left the folder blank, get all VM's Else #Perform the following for each VM returned For Each ($vm in $virtualmachines) Remember if you’re running this in Power Shell you still need to load the VMware module and connect to your v Center server first.Updating VMware-Tools on Windows is quite simple, but will require a restart of the operating system.
If you’ve updated any templates with the version of VMware Tools that comes with ESXi 6.0 U1b then you need to uninstall it and reinstall the prior version that came with ESXi 6.0 build 3247720. I haven’t tested other OS’s yet, but others could be impacted.
In v Sphere 5.5, VMware added the ability to update tools without a reboot.
If you were manually kicking off the tools upgrade all you need to do is enter the following features into the advanced settings box/s /v"/qn REBOOT=Really Suppress?
I just upgraded my environments to the latest VMware patches ESXi 6.0 U1b (build 3380124), that has just come out.
As you do usually when there is a new hypervisor build you upgrade VMware Tools.