vbox4me2 wrote:Make a shortcut to vboxheadless or virtualbox.exe and add start parameters, see the Manual.
There is a problem with the manual (or at least with the 3.0.8 Windows manual): It does not say how to use VirtualBox.exe to directly start a VM; you must instead guess or infer how to use it based on what the manual *does* say about VBoxSDL and VBoxHeadless.
The Manual wrote:8.8 VBoxManage startvm
This command starts a virtual machine that is currently in the "Powered off" or "Saved" states.
Note: This is provided for backwards compatibility only. We recommend to start virtual machines directly by running the respective front-end, as you might otherwise miss important error and state information that VirtualBox may display on the console. ...
The Manual wrote:7.3. VBoxSDL, the simplified VM displayer
To start a virtual machine with VBoxSDL instead of the VirtualBox GUI, enter the following on a command line:
VBoxSDL --startvm <vm>
The Manual wrote:7.4.2. VBoxHeadless, the VRDP-only server
... The recommended way, however, is to use VBoxHeadless directly, as follows:
VBoxHeadless --startvm <uuid|name>
The Manual doesn't say wrote:VirtualBox --startvm <uuid|name>