How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave 10.14?

Have you installed macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows? if ‘Yes’ then it’s not finished here, you will need one more installation on macOS Mojave on VMware and that is How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave 10.14? VMware Tools are like drivers when you install on Windows after the installation. for example, whenever, you install the Windows Operating system on your PC then you need to install some drivers like Sound, Wifi Internet, Volume, Brightness, and many more. So, macOS Mojave needs the same driver to be installed after the installation.

Although macOS Mojave is a powerful operating system so far and it has tons of features to be used though macOS Mojave features are Dark Mode, Dynamic Wallpaper, Desktop Stack, Group FaceTime, etc. Therefore, you have to install VMware tools on macOS Mojave.

VMware Tools allows you to use multiple features and functions of the VMware virtual machine. However, VMware is virtualization software that allows users to run various operating systems at a time on a single Host. But to use VMware features you need to install its driver, installing VMware tools will enable sound, network, graphics, speed, drag and drop, and other features. If you want VMware to perform second-to-none then you have to install the VMware Tools.

Remember, you can install Vmware tools only on the virtual machine it means you can’t install VMware tools out of the virtual machine because when you install any guest operating system then you will find VMware tools automatically on a virtual machine. However, the installation is a quite simple and easy task. So, follow the below instructions to install VMware tools.

How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave 10.14?

So, installing VMware tools is one of the important parts of VMware virtual machine if you noticed when you complete the macOS Mojave installation on VMware, then you will see a notification at the bottom of the virtual machine that ‘Install VMware Tools’. So, it means you have to install VMware Tools to use all the features and functions of VMware tools, moreover, you will get the best performance. Therefore, to install the driver follow the below steps.

Note: In case, the Install VMware Tools option is disabled on the VM menu, then you will need to download VMware tools ISO file and follow the below steps.

If the VMware tools option is available on the VM menu then try to install VMware Tools through the option and ignore this then follow the below steps otherwise you can use the below methods.

  • Once you download the VMware tools ISO file then go to VM -> Removable Devices -> CD/DVD -> Settings.
  • Then, select the Use ISO Image File option and browse the VMware Tools ISO file that you downloaded from this article.
  • Afterward, check the box of Device Status like Connected and connect at power on then click the Ok button.
  • Now the VMware Tools will automatically appear on the screen if you didn’t see the VMware Tools installation box then double-click on the VMware Tools folder located on the right-top side of the desktop screen.
  • after that, you will see the VMware tools installation box and follow the below steps from step 4.

#Step 1: Firstly, launch VMware Workstation. And select the macOS Mojave VM from the left side of the page and click the Power button.

#Step 2: Wait for a while and log in with your admin password.

Step 3: Now, Navigate to VM and click the Install VMware Tools.

Step 4: After that, you will see the pop-up dialog box with having two options, So, select and double-click the Install VMware tools option.

Install Vmware Tools on MacOS Mojave
Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave

Step 5: So, welcome to the VMware tools installer. Here, you don’t need to do anything simply click the Continue button.

VMware Tools Introduction

Step 6: On destination option, you will need to select whether to install for all users of the computer or only for yourself. However, select Install for all users of this computer and click the Continue.

Step 7: Afterward, click the Install to perform a standard installation of this software on the disk ‘MacOS’. And this will take 7.2 MB of space on your computer.

Install VMware Tools

Step 8: Installer is trying to install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave, therefore, it will ask you to provide an admin password and click the Install Software.

Type Admin Password

Step 9: When you provide the admin password then on the next step you will see a pop-up dialog box which is System Extension Blocked, therefore, to unlock the extension click the Open Security Preferences.

System Extension Blocked

Step 10: On Security & Privacy page click on Allow option.

Security and Privacy

Step 11: Once you allow the extension then double-click on the Lock Icon.

Unlock VMware.Inc Extension

Step 12: Now system preferences are trying to unlock Security and Privacy preferences. Therefore, type your admin password and click the unlock button. afterward, close the Security and Privacy page.

Unlock Extension with Admin Password

Step 13: Now, wait for a while to complete the installation process.

Step 14: You have installed VMware Tools successfully on macOS Mojave. Therefore, to finish the installation of the software you have to click the Restart button.

Note: Once you restart your system then you might see the below screenshot again, in case you get the error once again then click the Open Security Preferences and allow the extension block.

System Extension Unblock

Step 15: You have done with the security and privacy of macOS Mojave. And you have unblocked the extension for macOS Mojave. Now, you need to Reinstall VMware Tools on macOS Mojave. Although you know the installation steps though you can follow the above steps to complete the installation.

Step 16: Once the Re-installation is done then Restart your computer and log in with your admin password.

Finally, you can use all the VMware features and functions after installing VMware tools successfully on macOS Mojave. Moreover, you will get the best quality and performance from VMware Workstation.

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Bottom Line

In this article, you learn all about VMware tools installation on macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows 10. However, VMware tools are the very important parts of VMware. Or Guest Operating systems to be installed after the Operating system installation. Therefore, I hope you got everything. And if you have any question then please feel free to ask me in the comment box.

By Safar Ali

Safar Ali is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, and writer. He has been writing for more than three years. And his pieces have appeared on some of the high-authority sites, including HubSpot, Mashable,, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Makeuseof, CNET, and many more.


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