Thursday, September 16, 2010

Slow mouse movement in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM hosted in ESXi 4.1

When you create a Windows 2008 Server R2 VM hosted in a vSphere 4.x hypervisor you see that the mouse is not moving as fast as it does in a Windows 2003 Server VM. This is what you must do to resolve this issue:
  1. Power off the VM and change the total video RAM assigned to this VM using the Edit Settings menu. Set the Video card Display Memory to Auto-detect video settings.
  2. Power on the VM again and after you login to the system go to the Device Manager and install the following driver for the Video-Card: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\wddm_video
  3. Reboot the VM again.


  1. BIG THANKS for your tips. It really useful

  2. Thanks. That worked PERFECTLY!

  3. BIG THANKS from me on this one!

  4. Excellent, I've been reading tens of forums to find the solution to this one.
    Thank you !