No remote mouse on Vmware Workstation with built-in VNC

Posted on 2008-01-24
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I have a PC with vmware workstation v6 installed.  I have a virtual machine XP sp2 with a PS2 mouse configured.  This virtual machine has "Enable Remote Display" configured with port 5900.  No matter what I try I cannot get a remote mouse to work. Instead i get a small hollow square for a cursor and it doesnt work on the VMware instance.  Help I need to give my remote users access to this virtual machine.

The Control Panel lists the mouse as a normal PS2 mouse
Question by:tprpics
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StuFox100 earned 2000 total points
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Make sure you have the latest VMWare Tools installed on the guest operating system.
Also it might be the VNC Viewer - I use UltraVNC and it seems to work with no issue. Which one are you using?

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Stu - i am using RealVNC 4.2 free viewer.  I will try ultavnc and se if that makes a difference. Thanks

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I tried the latest stable Ultra-VNC viewer but I am getting the same results.  I am going to uninstall and reinstall the VMware tools to see if that makes a difference.  

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The solution to this was to uninstall and reinstall the VMware tools.    The same version was re-installed  but the first one must have been messed up./  Thanks!

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