Windows Additions Test

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Windows Additions Test

Postby Technologov » 9. May 2010, 20:58

The main problem here, is shared folder... it often fails.

Host: Windows XP, VBox 3.2.0-BETA2

1. Shared Folders: Vista/7 guests only. (32/64-bit) -- happens when you run normal user account. Works with Administrator account.
This bug existed in 3.1.0 too, but not fixed.
Many executables refuse to run fom Shared Folders:
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5732

2. Clipboard sharing (Vista/32 guest)
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby squall leonhart » 9. May 2010, 22:09

This probably isn't a bug, it appears that the XP App compatibility stuff fails to work on non-local file executions.
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby Technologov » 9. May 2010, 22:19

It is a bug. It works over Windows File Sharing (SMB).
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby squall leonhart » 9. May 2010, 23:03

Technologov wrote:It is a bug. It works over Windows File Sharing (SMB).


windows file sharing is different to network drives, which Vbox sharing folders seems to be.
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby Technologov » 9. May 2010, 23:08

I think they are the same.
Windows fundamentally supports 3 types of storage: standard non-removable storage (IDE), removable storage (USB), and network file systems.
SMB and VboxFS both based on type 3: network file systems. The first 2 are block devices (and can be formatted), while 3rd is file system.

Anyway users are expecting everything to work.
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby squall leonhart » 10. May 2010, 00:37

Users should stop deluding themselves.
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby Technologov » 10. May 2010, 00:57

No. The product must meet user's (high) expectations.
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby fllsilva » 27. Dec 2019, 18:24

208/5000
It is a BUG yes, it had a similar situation with Windows 7 guests in version 6.0.10 but the bug was fixed. However, with Windows 10 guests the error still remains.
The previous error was in the VM Extension Pack.

Today, 10 years later, this problem still haunts us.

VirtualBox and Additions v6.1.0 r135406 of December 11, 2019.

Moving the .exe from the shared folder to a local folder it executes. :(
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Re: Windows Additions Test

Postby mpack » 28. Dec 2019, 12:39

Posting in a 10 year old topic concerning a beta test version of 3.x? Let's not. Locking this.
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