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  • 1.  Installing VMware Tools needs Admin

    Posted Mar 11, 2019 02:03 PM


    So I administer a large estate of macOS devices where we lock down the admin account.  What permissions do I need to grant to a local user to install VMware Tools?

    At present the popup prompt asks that "VMware Fusion requires admin privileges to install."

    VMware Fusion Pro 11

  • 2.  RE: Installing VMware Tools needs Admin

    Posted Mar 13, 2019 07:46 PM

    Are these VMs? You only need to install VMware Tools on a VM guest.  If you are talking about macOS VMs...

    Since you manage a large number of devices running macOS, is it safe to assume you are using some sort of management platform (i.e. JAMF)?  Usually those tools allow you to create a software whitelist, and even a portal for users to install the software from.  I would recommend adding VMware Tools to that portal.