I had made a previous post a while back about the mouse being choppy while using the VMware console with Server 2008. I stated in that post that as of that writing, there was no fix for 2008 R2. There appears to be a fix now, however. The server I’m running is ESX 4.1.0-348481 (which is the RTM of ESX 4.1 Update 1). To get the mouse choppiness to stop, open up Device Manager and select the display adapter. Update the driver and manually choose the location of the driver (which is located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\video). After selecting that location and clicking “Next”, it automatically found the proper driver and installed it, and after a reboot, the mouse choppiness was fixed. I had already enabled hardware acceleration for the adapter, so if you update the driver and are still having issues, ensure you’ve enabled hardware acceleration. I’m also running the latest version of VMware Tools on this machine, so if this directory doesn’t exist, or this doesn’t work for you, make sure VMware Tools are up to date.