VMware Tools & Solaris 10 (dont do it)

Well after fighting one of our servers which refused to run vmware server properly (services wouldnt start) I installed it on my local machine to do some testing (after having to uninstall vmware workstation for some reason). Everything was going fine installing Solaris 10, albeit a bit slower than VMware workstation until I finished the install, got into the desktop and installed the VMware Tools. This was a mistake.

I have installed VMware Tools several times on VMware workstation but on VMware server it disabled and removed my network connection in Solaris and set the screen size to some massive resolution (2xxx by 1xxx). I set my desktop resolution in Solaris back to 1024×768 and it was fine, but didnt resize the VMware window. Nothing I could do could shrink the VMware window.

Lesson: Always take snapshots before doing anything, even if it worked fine the last 9999999 times.

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