VMware Tools Drivers Published To Windows Update
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VMware Tools Drivers Published To Windows Update


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This article provides information about the VMware Tools Windows drivers published to Windows Update. The information provided includes the latest driver's version that is available for each supported Windows Operating System version.  For the supported Windows Operating System versions running Windows Update will install or upgrade to the latest versions of these drivers regardless of the VMware Tools version installed.

VMware Tools ships the newest versions of these drivers with each release. To determine the drivers' version shipped with the most recent, or a particular release of VMware Tools, please check the release notes at VMware Tools Documentation.


Drivers on Windows Update:

 Below Windows drivers are available via Windows Update: 


  • √: This driver for the specified OS is published on Windows Update.
  • ×: This driver for the specified OS is not published on Windows Update

In Windows Server:

Driver VersionWindows Server 2022  Windows Server 2019 Windows Server 2016  Windows Server 2012R2 Windows Server 2012

In Windows Client:

 Windows 11Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8
DriverVersion64 bit64 bit32 bit64 bit32 bit64 bit32 bit

Discontinued-Publish OS

Driver Version

Windows Server
2008 R2

Windows 7 
64 Bit

Windows 7
32 Bit 


Known Issues:

  1. VMware removes previous drivers from Windows Update, but due to a Microsoft Portal issue, a search of the Microsoft update catalog of VMware drivers, will list those drivers, but they are not available for download. This is expected.
  2. VMware will publish the latest driver to Windows Update on each release, but due to the Microsoft gradual rollout, the driver will not show in the search result until the gradual rollout is completed. Due to the limited release period, a Windows VM may have a delay before receiving the driver update.

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