In seeing this error on some of my vm’s I decided to research, solution below.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: VMware Tools
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Time: 1:14:05 AM
[ warning] [vmusr:vmtoolsd] Failed registration of app type 2 (Signals) from plugin unity.
Create a file called “tools.conf”
The file will either need to be located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Tools
or C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools depending on which OS you are running
log = true
# Enable tools service logging to vmware.log
vmsvc.level = debug
vmsvc.handler = vmx
# Enable new “vmusr” service logging to vmware.log
vmusr.level = error
vmusr.handler = vmx
# Enable “Volume Shadow Copy” service logging to vmware.log
vmvss.level = debug
vmvss.handler = vmx
If you want to use vmware workstation and boot to a usb drive, you will notice there isn’t any option to do this.
I do this to test booting off usb drives for later use on physical machines.
Here is a workaround:
Download Plop Boot Manager from Plop – Boot Manager. Navigate to Downloads -
Boot Manager downloads -> click on Plop Boot Manager to download. At this time, the latest version is 5.0.14 (stable) .
Once the download is finished, extract the downloaded file. You see the image file, plpbt.iso, which will be used in next few steps. This is the image file that will allow us to boot from USB Falsh Drive.
Next, edit your virtual machine’s settings on VMWare Workstation. Add an USB Controller if it doesn’t have one and ensure that the checkbox Automatically connect new USB devices is checked.
Attach the Plop boot manager image (plpbt.iso) as CD image.
Attach your USB device and power on your virtual machine, you will see Plop boot manager screen.