Sluggish performance with VMware console 

I have not posted in a long time. I just wanted to give some help if your having a problem with sluggish performance in VMware console with your Windows 2008 R2 VM !

First check the video driver . It is recommended of course that you install VMware tools on all of your VM’s. The problem is that the tools don’t load the correct driver . The Standard VGA driver is chosen. This is the reason for the sluggish behavior when you open the VM console .


To fix this browse for the SVGA II driver in the following location :

c:\program files\common files\VMware\Drivers\video

The correct driver will be loaded and will require a reboot .

Done .

I can only confirm this on a Windows 2008 R2 VM . If you have similar experiences with other OS’s please comment 🙂