Sluggish VMware Console
I have been meaning to post this simple fix for a while now but I’m been ridiculously busy over the past several months. I hope to get back into the routine of blogging again more frequently.
Anyway, after I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on a few VMs that I created, I noticed that video performance was sluggish when using the VMware Console. This is an easy fix but it’s a pain. Here’s what I did to resolve the issue.
Update the Driver to Fix It!
- Login to Windows Server 2008 R2 on the VM.
- Click Start and in the search box type either compmgmt.msc or Computer Management–whichever one that you like.
- In the Computer Management console select Device Manager. In the center pane (or right pane if you do not have the Actions pane open), expand Display adapters.
- Right-click on the display adapter that appears and select Update Driver Software… from the context menu.
- Select Browse my computer for driver software.
- In the Search for driver software in this location: box, type or browse to: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers\wddm_video. Click the Next button.
- The search should find the VMware SVGA 3D (Microsoft Corporation – WDDM) driver. Click the Close button and Yes to restart the computer.
Perform these steps after you have installed VMware Tools.