in an effort to be marginally helpful despite no experience with vmware workstation in windows...
1. vmware typically keeps its "tools" in disk images that must be mounted in the vm, there should be an easily-found option to do this from one of the main menus in your vm's window, something like "install vmware tools", this should insert the virtual cd into your virtual machine, from which you can get the installer program
2. fedora 17 mounts these disk images in /run/media/yourname/ so go to /run/media/yourname/vmwaresomething and there should be a tar file with the stuff you need to install vmware tools, untar that somewhere
3. the tar file should contain an executable that will install and enable the tools, it might be a perl script like "vmtools-install.pl" or some such, run that, reboot, enjoy
note: the installer will have to compile some things, so you need gcc, if it's a perl script as i suspect then you'll need perl, and you will need kernel-headers and kernel-devel; you can "yum install" all of the above or simply "yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'"
hope i'm close enough to correct about most of this, good luck