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I know it's possible to install VMware tools on a Mac OSX VM, but I can't figure out how to do it or where to download them.

I'm using VMware Workstation with a Snow Leopard guest VM. The host OS is Windows 7.

Where can I download VMware Tools for Mac OS, and how do I install them?

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As far as I understand it, this move isn't supported by either Apple or VMware. However, there are many hackers on the Internet who have reported to successfully installed OS X either directly on their PC or in a VM like you're trying to do. One article at Online Tech Tips states in a comment (emphasis mine):

Best fix for display resolution is to get the darwin.iso containing the Mac VMWare tools from a VMWare Fusion installation off a MAc (it’s under Library/ApplicationSupport/Images.

It's actually under /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/isoimages on an OS X machine with VMware Fusion installed. If you can get your hands on that iso, you should be good.

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Is this what you want?


If not, maybe you could clarify your question.

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Michael is using VMware Workstation in Windows 7, with Snow Leopard installed as a virtual machine. VMware Fusion will not work in this case. –  fideli Jun 24 '10 at 11:55

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