VMware Tools 12: New Version released (March 1. 2022)

[German]Quick note for users who use VMware products for virtualization. Blog reader Robert G. just emailed me to let me know (thanks for that) that VMware must have released a new build for VMware Tools 12.


Robert wrote:

new version of VMWare Tools 12.0.

unfortunately you get this only by chance resp. I didn't find the right RSS feed yet…

Evergreen had this file on offer earlier: VMware-tools-12.0.0-19345655-x86_64.exe

My test system with Server2019 wanted to reboot although the latest VC++ Runtime was already installed.

The VC++ Runtime is a prerequisite for VMware Tools 12.0 on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher versions. The release notes state that build 19345655 of VMware Tools 12 was released on 3/1/2022. Regarding the new features, it says:

his release fixes the CVE-2022-22943 vulnerability (see also VMSA-2022-0007). Prerequisite for using VMware Tools 12 with windows.iso files is:

  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft's update KB2919355
  • Windows 8.1 with Microsoft's update  KB2919355
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft's update KB4474419.

For darwin.iso files, Mac OS X version 10.11 and later is supported. For linux.iso files, one should consult this VMware document.

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