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I am running a corporate image of Windows 7 in a VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine. Because of restrictions from the corporation I am not allowed to change Windows so it will not turn on screensaver and lock itself, asking for a password after a given time. Because I run it as a guest machine there is of course no reason for such a timer, as Ubuntu has one.

Is there a way to send a signal to the guest to keep it alive while I use Ubuntu? it is very inconvenient that it locks itself while I use the Ubuntu host.

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No idea other than keep Media Player running in your Windows guest if you can't access/change the registry. –  Takkat Apr 22 '14 at 19:06
I could keep windows alive with a simple python script or similar, but I would love a way to keep the guest alive only as long as I am active on the Host. The reason for this is Lync status among other things. –  Vegard Apr 22 '14 at 19:10