VMware ESX, Windows 2008 and a sluggish mouse

You know how on a Windows 2003 server, when you install it on ESX, and you put the tools on, you get the annoying prompt to set Hardware acceleration to Full.

Well when you install Windows 2008, you don’t get that prompt and the mouse is really sluggish.

Well thanks to Ash for pointing out that you need to set the Hardware acceleration to Full.

So clear the desktop, right click and Personalize.  Click on Display Settings, Advanced Settings, Troubleshooting, and then move the slider all the way to Full.  Click OK

Now on all the servers I have tried this on it want a reboot! after it!

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