Non-integrated mouse under Virtual Server 2005

Non-integrated mouse under Virtual Server 2005

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A while ago I told you about using the non-integrated mouse feature under Virtual PC (here http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/03/14/395625.aspx).  Now it turns out that there is no easy way for a user to turn this feature on or off under Virtual Server.  But never fear - Virtual Server does indeed support this feature just like Virtual PC does.  If you need to turn off the mouse integration under Virtual Server - what you will need to do is to:

  1. Backup your current .VMC file (just to be safe)
  2. Open up the .VMC file in a friendly editor (I usually use notepad)
  3. Add the following data to the <integration/microsoft> section:

    <integration>
              <microsoft>
                      <mouse>
                          <allow type="boolean">false</allow>
                      </mouse>
              </microsoft>
    </integration>

N.B. You need to add the mouse data to the *existing* <integration/microsoft> section - do not create a new <integration/microsoft> section.

And to re-enable mouse integration you should set the mouse value to 'true'.

Cheers,
Ben

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