I found this interesting article on the VMware Knowledge base site, at least one I really never thought of … a virtual machine doesn’t need a screensaver. Below is exactly told how to do this.
- Screen savers are not necessary for virtual machines
- Running screen savers wastes CPU resources
- There is no interface option to disable the screen saver on the log on screen in Windows
To disable Windows Logon Screen Saver:
Click Start > Run, type regedit, click OK.
Locate the following registry key:
_ Double-click the _ScreenSaveActive string value item in the Details pane.
In the Value data box, replace the number 1 with the number 0, and then click OK.
For more information, see Microsoft KB article https://support.microsoft.com/kb/185348.