I have installed Ubuntu 16.10 on VMPlayer 6.0.1 running on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1.
I go to Player > Manage > Install VMware tools and get the message
VMware Tools installation cannot be started manually while the easy install is in progress.
I follow all of the solutions at https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1017687 but it makes no difference.
I downloaded the installer from https://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/latest/windows/x64/index.html and tried to install VMwae tools outside VMplayer. I just got the message that it should be installed inside VMPlayer (which it won't let me do) and then the installation program ends.