Scott Budihas on 23 Mar 2010 10:19:55 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] vm in a vm = odd mouse behavior in windows server

Is your VMWare Tools the latest? Since only 2008R2 is showing problems 
perhaps you need to upgrade the tools package.

If you can't upgrade your VMWare app it is possible to "steal" the 
latest tools from a trial Workstation, Server or Player. Just uncompress 
the rpm (rpm2cpio vmware-trial.rpm | cpio -idmv) and dig for the buried 
tools iso.


Art Alexion wrote:
> Host is Ubuntu
> WinXP Pro running in a VirtualBox VM
> VMWare vSphere client running on the XP VM.
> Win Server 2008R2 running as the VMware guest
> Virutalized Windows servers 2003-2008 mouse movement is smooth; VMware tools 
> work fine.  Same with virtualized Ubuntu server.  Same with win servers 
> accessed via RDP with tsclient.
> With Win Server 2008R2 mouse is jerky and VMware tools, such as continuous 
> mouse, work, but not that well.
> My colleagues, running vSphere on a physical machine do not have this problem.
> VirtualBox tools work fine.  VirtualBox is running in seamless mode.
> The physical Ubuntu box is attached to a kvm switch.  When I tried to run 
> vSphere on a physical WinXP box quick mouse movements in a VMware console 
> caused the kvm to switch to the next physical computer.
> Mouse is a Kensington with the really big trackball.
> Is anyone else with anything in common with my setup experiencing any of these 
> problems?  Workaround or fix suggestions?
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