How can I stop VMware server shutting down my VMware client?

I have tried using a little app called Caffeine, which simulates key presses, but this doesn't work.

I want some app that runs in the background that convinces the server that the client is still in use - any ideas?

  • Can you define what you mean by "client"? A VM? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 24 '11 at 19:58
  • yes, so if you're working in a VM instance and dont want the server to shut it down.. – MalcomTucker Sep 25 '11 at 10:52
  • Are you sure it's the server that shutting the client down, and not the client going into standby/hibernate due to inactivity? By default, newly installed Windows will go into standby after x minutes, and VMWare will "pause" such client. So, please define better which clinet is shutting down, and if this is a real OS shutdown or just a "pause". – haimg Oct 7 '11 at 5:32

Are you talking about the the client software you use to connect to VMware Server disconnecting or do you mean a virtual machine is being shut down?

VMware Server will not shut down a VM by default. If your VM is shutting down, something is triggering it.

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