W2K Mouse on startup using KVM
Posted on 2003-03-22
I've 3 W2K machines hooked to a Belkin electronic KVM. One is an Exchange server. I had only W2K server (not Exchange) running for a couple months without any problems. Since installing the Exchange components, I am now having difficulties with the mouse being recognized on boot. I.e., after all the machines have booted, one of them does not have a cursor (it does have a keyboard and display).
The timing may be coincidental as it is not the Exchange machine but one of the others that consistently is missing the mouse. I've had a lot of trouble with this since I started using KVMs a year or two ago and I'm reluctant to experiment as the problem machine is a critical component in a productin network.
It's pretty certainly not the cables becuase if I restart the machine with the KVM active on that port, the mouse is there. I suppose the KVM could be faulty - I'll try it on a different port. Any other suggestions?