Virtualization based security is bugging me

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Stickybit
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Virtualization based security is bugging me

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Hi all

I would seem that virtualization based security is bugging me again - even though policies has been in place for quite some time, disabling System Guard Launch, Credential Guard and Hypervisor Enforced Code Integrity with success. This has been working for quite some time, but new it seems to just be enabled again on various devices - causing that nasty little turtle to appear.

Does anyone know if Microsoft did some recent changes, causing virtualization based security to spoil the fun (again)?

Best regards, Sticky
scottgus1
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Re: Virtualization based security is bugging me

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New and updated enablers of Microsoft's Hyper-V should be expected at any time. Very often they show up after a Windows update, quite likely after a major update. Run through HMR3Init: Attempting fall back to NEM (Hyper-V is active) again, and if you learn of anything not mentioned, please let us know and we'll add it.
Stickybit
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Re: Virtualization based security is bugging me

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The culprit was a new BIOS settings on Lenovo devices: Memory Protection

When this is enabled in BIOS - Windows just ignores Intune / AD policies and enables core protection among others.

Now - we are a paying customer, and to be honest - I'm starting to wonder if VirtualBox is the best solution for us. The thing is, that we cannot continue to just disable security measures, in order to keep our virtualization solution running. Would anyone know if Oracle is attempting to reach some kind of solution, where we can keep those new security measures in place, while still keeping that darned turtle away?
scottgus1
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Re: Virtualization based security is bugging me

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Stickybit wrote: 15. Dec 2023, 15:26 Now - we are a paying customer
That's interesting! I think you're the first person in all my 14 years on the forum, that has actually bought an Oracle support contract! Those things are steep!

In which case, you're asking in the wrong place. You have a support channel that doesn't require this forum. Please use the channel provided, they'd be able to support you much better than we the free Virtualbox users could.

FWIW running Virtualbox under Windows Hyper-V has been a goal since 6.0. If Microsoft would just stop moving the goalposts...
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