Solved

RDP for Windows server 2012 R2 under VMWARE is sluggish

Posted on 2014-11-07
5
725 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
We are currently running ESXi 5.5 build 2143827

I have created a few Windows Server 2012 R2 guests that have all windows updates applied and the latest VM Tools installed.

Mouse performance is sluggish within RDP sessions, but instantaneous from the console session within the Vsphere client.
RDP sessions to any other guest OS works perfectly.  We are only seeing the issue from 2012 R2.

Am I missing something with server 2012 R2 or is this a known issue?
0
Comment
Question by:Joel Parmer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 120
ID: 40428273
You are using the VMXNET3 interface, and not the E1000, which should only be used for installation, and then removed and replaced with VMXNET3.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Joel Parmer
ID: 40428528
I switched to the VMXNET3 interface and removed the E1000.  Rebooted the guest and the mouse cursor is still laggy.
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 40428542
Not seen, the issue, and we deploy R2, many times a day during the week.

VMware Tools is installed and running?

Servers are not updating or being patched?

No Anti-Virus?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Joel Parmer earned 0 total points
ID: 40428688
I found the issue.

I was RDPing through an old version of terminals (2.0)

As soon as I upgraded to terminals 3.5, the problem went away.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Joel Parmer
ID: 40436938
My comment explains what the issue was and how it was fixed.
0

Featured Post

Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
When rebooting a vCenters 6.0 and try to connect using vSphere Client we get this issue "Invalid URL: The hostname could not parsed." When we get this error we need to do some changes in the vCenter advanced settings to fix the issue.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question