"Install VMware Tools" greyed out after installing Ubuntu 15.04 on VMware Player 7.1. I tried checking "No proxy" instead of default "Windows proxy settings" at "File->Preferences->Software updates-> Connection Settings". This did not work either. Is there a way to install VMware Tools?
What you have to do is simple,
just start a Guest Machine(your VM)
then you will see that the VM -> Install VMware Tools ... option is enabled.
Simple clue - when you starting the Guest Machine you see this dialog box (if you have not checked it out earlier) after clicking OK, VM -> Install VMware Tools ... option is enabled.
You do not need to change anything other than starting a Guest Machine.(No need to change proxy settings in VMware or unmount an image mounted on your guest machine CD/DVD ROM)