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I have VMWare Workstation 9 installed on a Dell server.  I have several instances of Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed.  On each one, when I activate it, my mouse pointer is a double arrow - that is, a normal white arrow, which is where the hotspot is, and a shadow, black arrow to the right.  How can I make this normal?
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Have you installed VMware Tools on all your Virtual Machines.
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Not all (yet).  But I have installed them on a few, and those VMs continue to have the problem.  Is there something specific I need to do once the tools are installed?
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Try enable 3D Acceleration in VMware and see if it makes difference. Also, try reduce Hardware Acceleration of Host operating system. ~reference below.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1261


Adding the line mks.noHostCursor= "True"  C:\Program Data\VMWare\<VMWare Product>\Config.ini could probably fix the issue.
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The mks.noHostCursor="True" did not seem to solve the problem, nor did changing the hardware acceleration.
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In this Question, it was the solution?

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