Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#2928 new task

Make time sync time function of the Guest Additions optional

Reported by: helehele Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2
Keywords: guest additions auto sync time disable Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


I don't want the time of the guest OS auto-synced by the Guest Additions, but still wish to use other features of it.

Could this function be made OPTIONAL?

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 15 years ago

Summary: make Auto-Sync time function of the Guest Additions OPTIONALMake time sync time function of the Guest Additions optional
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2VirtualBox 3.1.2

comment:2 by Frank Mehnert, 14 years ago

This is possible but needs some manual setup. For Linux guests, edit the file /etc/init.d/vboxadd-service and search the line

daemon $binary > /dev/null

To disable the time synchronization, change that line to

daemon $binary --disable-timesync > /dev/null


/usr/sbin/VBoxService --help

to find out other options.

The same for Windows guests: Open regedit and search for VBoxService.exe. Append --disable-timesync to the command line.

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