If you’ve virtualized your servers with VMware, you’ve probably used the console view. If you’ve used the console view, you may have found that the cursor can get stuck in the VMware VM window. To release the cursor, press Ctrl+Alt.
As a more perminent solution, if you upgrade to the latest version of VMware Tools, VMware shouldn’t prevent the cursor from being released from the window. However, I have notice that the current version of VMware Tools doesn’t release the cursor when installed on Windows 2012. You can, however, still use the Ctrl+Alt keys to release the cursor in this instance.