Windows-L key is passed-through from guest to host

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Windows-L key is passed-through from guest to host

Postby spline » 22. Jun 2010, 11:36

Hi all,

i have a kind of strange problem.
My configuration is:
Host: Windows 7 64 Bit with all patches
Guest: XP 32 Pro with all patches
VB: actual version but Virtual Machine was created with an older version of VB. Problem is the same if i create it with the actual version.

My problem is as follows. If i'm in the guest machine (XP) and want to lock it, i press the key combination Windows+L.
This locks the guest, but also locks the host system.
So i have to login again to my windows 7 to continue working.
Same behaviour if i press CTRL-ALT-DELETE in the guest. This opens a dialog in the host.

Does anybody has this problem too?

Regards

Juergen
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Re: Windows-L key is passed-through from guest to host

Postby Leak » 23. Jun 2010, 14:54

spline wrote:My problem is as follows. If i'm in the guest machine (XP) and want to lock it, i press the key combination Windows+L.
This locks the guest, but also locks the host system.

Works fine here, with a 32-bit Windows XP host and several Windows 2003 32-bit guests.

Same behaviour if i press CTRL-ALT-DELETE in the guest. This opens a dialog in the host.

That is to be expected - Windows (the host) doesn't allow programs to intercept pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del for security reasons (otherwise some malware could throw up it's own login form after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and grab your password), but you can always press Host+Del to send a Ctrl+Alt+Del to the guest...
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