Server 2008 R2 vSphere 4.1 Jumpy Mouse


Many people have had an issue with Server 2008 R2 and a jumpy mouse.

This has been driving me crazy while building new VMs.

I found a great VMTN post0 Started by Kenny Coleman @KendrickColeman on twitter.

The bottom line is after you install VMware tools in your VM you need to assign a separate VM driver to the display. Microsoft’s newer version of the OS has a tendency to keep Microsoft drivers in place instead of using the manufacturer recommended drivers.

In this case click start type in devmgmt.msc

This will open up the Device Manager.
Click the plus sign next to display adapters.
Right click the display adapter and click “Update Driver Software”
click Browse my computer for driver software
Navigate to “c:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\drivers\wddm_video”
Make sure you check off Include subfolders.
Click next and allow the server to replace the driver and it will prompt you to reboot when finished.
Once finished reboot and you should be all set.

Till next time,

Jim

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