Running a VM on a different user

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Running a VM on a different user

Postby tmnsoon » 21. Nov 2017, 23:51

Hi everyone,

I am looking to run the same VM on different users (Windows host), not at the same time of course.

I already have the VM setup on the first user, and the .vdi is located in a folder which can be accessed by both users.

The way I am thinking is to login as the second user, open Virtualbox, create a new VM, but use the same disk image (.vdi) instead of creating a new disk image.

So would this work to run the same VM on the second user? Or is there a better way? I already tried to run Virtualbox as a different user, then startup the VM, but Virtualbox didn't like that and threw me errors.

Thanks!
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Re: Running a VM on a different user

Postby socratis » 22. Nov 2017, 03:50

It is not recommended, but, you could build the same "recipe" around the VDI. Just make sure that both users have read/write permissions for the VDI location.
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Re: Running a VM on a different user

Postby tmnsoon » 22. Nov 2017, 04:23

Ok thanks I will try it. However why is it not recommended?
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Re: Running a VM on a different user

Postby socratis » 22. Nov 2017, 04:26

Because it was designed as a single-user application. It still is supposed to be a single-user application.
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