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where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby exitnine » 12. May 2011, 17:54

Can anyone tell me where I can download the vboxmanage? I need to clone vdi to different name, so I can use it for testing, but I google and can't really find where I can download it, I am little lost.

I google and find out that I can run the vboxmange cmd line to either copy or assign the UUID...

Thanks for the help.

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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby Perryg » 12. May 2011, 18:04

If you have VirtualBox installed you already have VBoxManage. Search your host to locate the location.
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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby exitnine » 12. May 2011, 22:39

I did but no success, I am using win7 pro, and install the virtualbox 4.0.6, but still can't find it, can you point me out where going to be?

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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby Sasquatch » 12. May 2011, 23:04

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox, it's in the VB install folder. Really, Windows Search should've picked it up.
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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby exitnine » 13. May 2011, 18:55

OMG, and yes, win7 search not really find it, and now asking do i want to add this to index...

Thanks for your help, now I hope it going to work now...

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The Easy Way

Postby Lorenzo568 » 5. Jun 2014, 22:54

If you are using the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox, you must first type
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cd C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox
in the Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell) window.. You must do this every time you close Command Prompt (or Windows PowerShell) or change the directory because the PATH variable for VBoxManage is not set up by default in Microsoft Windows versions of Oracle VM VirtualBox. However, you can try to set up the PATH variable yourself, but unless you are a Microsoft Windows expert, I strongly recommend you don't. If C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox is your current directory, using VBoxManage works because it looks for the program in that folder, and it is located in C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox.
I hope this helps.
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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby mpack » 6. Jun 2014, 12:41

An even easier way is to create a little batch file called (say) "VBoxManage.bat", and store it anywhere along the existing PATH, e.g. in C:\Windows.

The batch file would be something like :-

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@echo off
"c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" %*


From then on you can just type "VBoxManage arg arg ..." as shown in the user manual, without caring about the executable path. You do still need to think about the data path.
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Re: where I can download the vboxmanage

Postby scottgus1 » 6. Jun 2014, 17:14

Putting the path to Vboxmanage is not difficult as long as one does it carefully. I do it for every host I have so I can just type vboxmanage without the path. Instructions can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee537574(v=office.14).aspx The site is for Microsoft SharePoint, but the process is the same for anything you want to add to the Windows path.
Here is what that site says: (Works for Windows 7, likely for other Windows flavors, too.)

To add a path to the PATH environment variable
1.On the Start menu, right-click Computer.
2.On the context menu, click Properties.
3.In the System dialog box, click Advanced system settings.
4.On the Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box, click Environment Variables.
5.In the System Variables box of the Environment Variables dialog box, scroll to Path and select it.
6.Click the lower of the two Edit buttons in the dialog box.
(Personal recommendation here: Before editing the path settings in the Variable value box, copy them to the clipboard and save them in a notepad document so you can put back what was there if something goes wrong.)
7.In the Edit System Variable dialog box, scroll to the end of the string in the Variable value box and add a semicolon (;).
8.Add the new path after the semicolon.
(You can get the new path easily by opening the Oracle Virtualbox install folder, by default C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox, clicking in the Address bar of the window and copying the path.)
9.Click OK in three successive dialog boxes, and then close the System dialog box.
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