Poor video performance in vSphere console with 2008 r2 guest
After installing VMware tools you may still notice that the mouse is jerky and the resolution is not all that great. A little look in device manager will show that your still using the standard VGA video card.
If you select to update the driver and browse to c:\program files\common files\vmware\drivers and click open. Ensure you select to scan sub folders too. Doing this should find a shiny new driver, which is used after you reboot, giving silky smooth mouse action and a nice resolution.