Knowledge Base

The VMware Knowledge Base provides support solutions, error messages and troubleshooting guides
Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)   View by Article ID

Non-administrator users cannot save changes to VMware Tools Scripts (2978408)


Non-administrator users cannot make changes in VMware Tools scripts (VMware Tools Properties > Scripts).

If a non-administrator user attempts to make changes in VMware Tools scripts, either:
  • No error message is displayed, but the changes are not made.
  • The following error is displayed:Cannot create the <drive>:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\<VMware-Tools-default-script> file. Make sure that the path and filename are correct.


Only administrator users can successfully edit VMware Tools scripts.

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


  • 2 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.
What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)
  • 2 Ratings