Windows 10 Server and VMware ESXi 5.5
So as could be expected, Windows 10 Server (Tech Preview) has no clue what to do with VMware tools when running VMware ESXi 5.5 which I guess is not entirely surprising. Enabling the VMware tools installation results in a brief white window flicker and then nothing.
There is no CD mounted in the guest OS so there’s not much that can be done. The only issue with this, as you can see, is that there is an unrecognized ethernet controller. That’s because I have the VM setup with VMXNET3. I’ve shut the guest down and reconfigured for the E1000E virtual network adapter. After changing the NIC to E1000E I can successfully use networking in ESXi 5.5 on Windows 10 Server.