[CentOS] VMware tools not installing init.d script

Mon Dec 26 12:25:13 UTC 2011
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Brian McKerr <bmckerr at gmail.com>

> Running vSphere 5.0 and I install tools from the VMware tar.gz file with '
> vmware-install-tools.pl -d' it seems to do all the usual/right things. Once
> completed there is no 'vmware-tools' listed in 'chkconfig 
> --list'. A reboot
> of the box leaves vmware tools not running.

Did you check that the init script is really not there?
  ll /etc/init.d/vmware-tools
If it is there, you just need to run:
  chkconfig --add vmware-tools
  chkconfig vmware-tools on