Troubleshooting VMWare Tools on Linux

Had an issue with an attempted upgrade of VMware Tools using the supplied script. It failed miserably and left my VM without network and IP address. Going to the console, I tried to remove (rpm -e VMwareTools) or update (rpm -Uhv VMwareTools) the RPM, but the script had crippled the installation.

HowToGeek had some helpful commands to manually remove most of the VMware Tools files from the file system, so a new clean installation could overwrite all existing traces.

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