I’ve been struggling a lot with VMware tools on anything above Kernel 3.7.0 – for some reason it will not find the kernel headers no matter what you do. I may have found a potential fix and I am currently exploring it. If it does in fact work, I’ll post it here shortly.
Alright – here is the fix – I found this on a few other forums and tweaked it to worked with my kernel and actually really any other kernel you have that is 3.7.x – it’s a bug in the kernels code, not in how it’s compiled.
you can replace that kernel version with whichever you have installed.