VM for all users.

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VM for all users.

Postby banyour » 17. May 2019, 11:36

Hello.
I would like to create a virtual machine that is available to all users of the computer without having to load it.

Thanks :)
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Re: VM for all users.

Postby scottgus1 » 17. May 2019, 13:29

banyour wrote:without having to load it

Does this mean you want the guest available without the users having to start the guest themselves? If so try VboxVMservice. This app starts a guest when the computer boots, before the user logs in. Use Virtualbox's RDP to see the guest window. (You might also try to use the newer Detachable mode to see the guest's window, I don't know if this will work.)
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Re: VM for all users.

Postby banyour » 17. May 2019, 13:47

Not exactly but thanks.
I need if I create a machine in my profile, that machine appears in the virtualbox of all the users that use the machine without having to click on the add button and look for it
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Re: VM for all users.

Postby scottgus1 » 17. May 2019, 14:05

The Virtualbox manual section 10.1.3 says that if the environment variable VBOX_USER_HOME is set to a particular folder on the host OS, that Virtualbox will look in that folder to find it's configuration and guest list.

Google how to set environment variables on you OS. Set VBOX_USER_HOME to point to a public folder that all accounts can access, and save your guest also in a public folder (see the main Virtualbox window, File menu, Preferences, General, Default Machine Folder, for where to make new guests).

Theoretically, logging in a different PC account, Virtualbox will see the environment variable, look in the public folder for the configuration file, and load up that list of guests.
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