You can change the level of security of a virtual machine by enabling or disabling VBS for the virtual machine.

Prerequisites

  • The virtual machine must be of hardware version 14 or later.
  • The guest OS must be Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 and later.
  • The virtual machine must be powered off.

Procedure

  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click a virtual machine in the list and select Edit settings from the pop-up menu.
  3. On the VM Options tab, enable or disable VBS for the virtual machine.
    • Select the Enable Virtualization Based Security check box to enable VBS for the virtual machine.
    • Deselect the Enable Virtualization Based Security check box to disable VBS for the virtual machine.
    When you enable VBS, several options are automatically selected and become dimmed in the wizard.
  4. Click Save to close the wizard.