It is good practice to get the latest updates before installing VMware Tools. Open terminal and run the following:
If the update needs to upgrade the kernel, it is a good idea to reboot the machine before installing the tools so that we are compiling against the correct kernel.
From VMware Workstation menu, do VM | Install VMware Tools....
u1 = is the username, replace it with your username
VMwareTools-9.9.5-3735633.tar.gz = version of VMware Tools in the ISO, change it with what's in /media/<user>/VMware Tools/.