The best solution for getting rid of this annoyance is to completely disable the system speaker on your guest operating systems. To do this, simply go to the start menu, select run, and type:
sc config beep start = disabled
There may also be situations where you only want to disable the system speaker temporarily. If that is the case, you will open the start menu, select run, and type:
net stop beep
This will disable the beep until the next restart, or until you go to the run dialog box and type:
net start beep
Chris Sanders is the network administrator for one of the largest public school systems in the state of Kentucky. Chris's specialties include general network administration, windows server 2003, wireless networking, and security. You can view Chris' personal website at www.chrissanders.org.