Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jumpy mouse and video in windows 2008 R2 VM

Finally fixed the issues I've had with vmrc and vi client video in a windows 2008 R2 VM. You need to change the video driver ANd the mouse driver.
1) install the latest tools
2) change the display device driver to the one in c:\prorgram files\common files\vmware\drivers\video (use wddm_video, that's the best).
3) change the mouse driver by clicking  "let me choose..." and selecting VMware pointing device.
4) change the video ram to more than 8 mb (optional)
It's amazing that vSphere doesn't just install those for you.

Relevent links:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/250981?start=15&tstart=0
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/250981
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1011709

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