If you no longer use virtualization-based security (VBS) with a virtual machine, you can disable VBS. When you disable VBS for the virtual machine, the Windows VBS options remain unchanged but might induce performance issues. Before disabling VBS on the virtual machine, disable VBS options within Windows.


Ensure that the virtual machine is powered off.


  1. In the vSphere Client, browse to the VBS-enabled virtual machine.
    See Identify VBS-Enabled Virtual Machines for help in locating VBS-enabled virtual machines.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  3. Click VM Options.
  4. Deselect the Enable check box for Virtualization Based Security.
    A message reminds you to disable VBS in the guest OS.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Verify that the virtual machine's Summary tab no longer displays "VBS true" in the Guest OS description.