Tuesday, May 8, 2007

VMWare Ctrl-Alt-Del

For those of you out there using VMWare, and are frustrated with the whole Ctrl-Alt-Del popping up the message that "VMWare has detected you pressed Ctrl-Alt-Del...." when you lock your host machine, I've found the answer. It appears that in VMWare workstation you can set a flag to ignore that.

Add to the file Buried in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Server\config.ini the following:

mks.ctlAltDel.ignore = "TRUE"

and it'll ignore when ever you press control alt delete keys. Yeah! no more popups. For me, this has been working on VMWare Server 1.0.1 and since, and it's universal to every one on the computer.

3 comments:

Ted said...

...or just use Windows-L key to lock your computer ...

Mike said...

very true, though for me, old habbits die hard. It was bad enough trying to use Ctrl-alt-ins to lock the vm.

mik said...

Ted, Windows+L is not better. It locks the virtual machine and not the workstation. Anyone knows how to disable this (capturing Windows+L by VmWare)?