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May 14, 2015

need help on installing vmware tools

dear experts and professionals,
i really need your guidelines to address my problem.
i have installed cent OS 6.4 final on vmware-player (version 7.1). i wanna install vmware tools manually because my download speed by GUI on vmware player is very low. so i have to download it by download manager separately and mount it to centos. i downloaded this package :
https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/v ... ponent.tar
after utar when i tried the command "vmware-installer --component=vmware-tools-linux-9.9.0-2305329.x86_64.component.tar" i got error like:
> vmware-installer command not found <
i searched alot and vmware official website mentioned this :
VMware Tools is not bundled with VMware Player and cannot be downloaded separately. It must be downloaded from within VMware Player, as part of the Tools installation process.
(reference : http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd...)
as i dont believe it's impossible to go through manual channel, i tried to capture by tcpdump command during update process when i clicked on >player>manage>install vmware tools. then i found that it was trying to connect to this address:
and now i need your guidelines:
1-how can i execute command "vmware-installer --componnet=..." in cent os so i'll be able to install mentioned component?
2-is there any easier solution?

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