Updating VMware Tools when you have Updated the Kernel

To update VMware tools when you have an updated Linux kernel since the original installation, you will need to perform the following steps:

First down  build-essentials and linux headers

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Next create a symbolic link to for the version.h file:

sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/linux/version.h>/pre>