I recently had a image of Windows Server 2012 Standard created and could see VMware tools running in the system tray. On checking the Add/Remove Programs i could see VMware tools installed. So is VMware tools present in the vanilla build of Windows server 2012?

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Windows Server 2012 itself doesn't come with software from VMWare installed. In a virtual environment, running a VM with Server 2012 as OS VMWare tools are installed from the host (if you select the option when it pops up.)

Microsoft is as far as I know not actively shipping VMWare software as they have their own virtualization format HyperV.

Answered 09/16/2013 by: EVEEN
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HyperV is the Microsoft flavor of Virtual Emulation software. VMWare and Microsoft don't tend to want to get along due to licensing issues. The VMWare tools might be a vendor pre-installed item if you received the server from a third party vendor.

Answered 09/16/2013 by: Hammer1790
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