finally, I give Exceed up. I got Xming installed, and that resolved the issue. Thank you all!
got the idea about using Xming from EdStevens
that's the nice thing about products like putty and xming. They are free and lightweight, so unless your organization has some VERY aggressive enforcement of what you put on your pc, you can just use them. Just because the organization pays for and issues everyone a Dell mouse, there's nothing to keep you from using your own Logitec mouse if you so choose. It's not like it has to interface with someone else's work/data/system.