Howto Install vmware tools in Ubuntu
Other tools in the package support synchronization of time in the guest operating system with time on the host, automatic grabbing and releasing of the mouse cursor, copying and pasting between guest and host, and improved mouse performance in some guest operating systems.
Click on VM in the top menu of the VMware Server console and select Install VMware Tools.
Now you should be able see the following screen here click on install
Now you should see similar to the following screen on your desktop
First copy the VMware Tools from the mounted iso to the temporary folder
cp /media/cdrom/VMwareTools-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz /tmp/
Afterwards switch to the temporary folder and unpack the VMware Tools:
tar xvfz VMwareTools-1.0.3-44356.tar.gz
Next switch to the folder with the unpacked files and execute the installer:
Now you will be asked a few questions relating to installation paths etc. Choose the default value every time (simply hit enter).
After the installation/configuration finished you have to start the VMware Tools:
Once it opens you should be able to see similar to the following screen
Vmware tools version details
Note: If you close the VMware Tools window, the VMware Tools will be disabled immediately.
Another simple method to install Vmware tools using simple scripts check here