If you install the minimum version of Red Hat Enterprise 7 as a VMware Workstation guest, you will have to overcome a number of obstacles to installing the VMware Tools.
Firstly, no ifconfig utility is installed. To install this utility, install the net-tools package.
# yum install net-tools
Next, check to see if the open-vm-tools package was installed. If not install it from your DVD or ISO. You may have to first create a repo entry similar to the following:
[dvd] name=red Hat Enterprise Linix [DVD] baseurl=file:///run/media/<FIXTHIS>/RHEL-7.0 Server.x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=0
and then run:
# yum install open-vm-tools
I found that I also had to install the vmhgfs driver in the guest virtual machine to support drag and drop.
To do this, I created another repo entry:
[vmware-tools] name = VMware Tools baseurl = http://packages.vmware.com/packages/rhel7/x86_64/ enabled = 1 gpgcheck = 0
# yum install open-vm-tools-deploypkg
After logging off and logging back in again to the guest, guest resizing was working and also copy-paste and drag and drop.