I was wondering if you could tell me if you had to do anything else, besides those links you provided to get audio working?
I have a Mac book Pro. running the lastest version of vmware fusion. VMWare tools installs fine, but I can't get audio. I have tried what is suggested in your post, but when I open 'preferences->sounds' Everything in the first tab is greyed out. I've tried playing audio files but I hear nothing....
any help is very much appreciated.