How to Uninstall VMware Tools on Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD

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Question :
How to Uninstall VMware Tools if upgrade of VMware Tools is incomplete and i got hit by any problem during installation ?

Answer :
Option 1 :
On a Linux guest operating system that has VMware Tools installed by using an RPM installer, enter the following command in a terminal :

[root@centos64 ~]# rpm -e VMwareTools

Option 2 :
On a Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetWare guest operating system that has VMware Tools installed by vmware-install.pl, please log in as root and enter the following command in a terminal :

[root@centos64 ~]# vmware-uninstall-tools.pl

Example :

[root@centos64 ~]# vmware-uninstall-tools.pl
Uninstalling the tar installation of VMware Tools.

Stopping services for vmware-tools

initctl: Unknown instance:
Stopping services for vmware-tools-thinprint

initctl: Unknown instance:
This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pango.modules, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

File /etc/vmware-tools/vmware-user.desktop is backed up to
/etc/vmware-tools/vmware-user.desktop.old.0.

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules is backed up
to /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules.old.0.

File /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders is
backed up to
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders.old.0.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangorc, and was about to remove
it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the file
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/pango/pangox.aliases, and was about to
remove it.  Somebody else apparently did it already.

This program previously created the directory
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc/gtk-2.0, and was about to remove it.
Since there are files in that directory that this program did not create, it
will not be removed.

This program previously created the directory
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf/etc, and was about to remove it. Since
there are files in that directory that this program did not create, it will not
be removed.

This program previously created the directory
/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/libconf, and was about to remove it. Since there
are files in that directory that this program did not create, it will not be
removed.

This program previously created the directory /usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64, and
was about to remove it. Since there are files in that directory that this
program did not create, it will not be removed.

This program previously created the directory /usr/lib/vmware-tools, and was
about to remove it. Since there are files in that directory that this program
did not create, it will not be removed.

The removal of VMware Tools 9.2.2 build-893683 for Linux completed
successfully.  Thank you for having tried this software.

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