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.

5 comments:

  1. BIG THANKS for your tips. It really useful

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  2. Thanks. That worked PERFECTLY!

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  3. BIG THANKS from me on this one!

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

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