Vmsvc/tools.cancelinstall

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vimsh vmsvc/tools.cancelinstall

Usage: tools.cancelinstall vmid

Cancel the tools installation process

Cancel a stuck vmware tools install

First find the vm id:

vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes/datastore-name/vm-folder/vmx-file.vmx getid

then run:

vmware-vim-cmd vmsvc/tools.cancelinstall idnumber

See also: How to Cancel a Stuck VMware Tools Install from the ESX CLI