Hans Eberhardt wrote:...
Furthermore I think it would be best to integrate all in the VBoxVmService programm instead of the many tool programms.
Yes, that is *definitely* the way to go here. I just didn't yet find the time to actually merge runsrv and the tools with VBoxVmService.
Hans Eberhardt wrote:The plan of a system tray application to interact with the vms that are controlled by the service would be another good extension. My ideas for this VBoxVmServiceManager will be:
- displaying a table listing all running VRDP boxes with vrdpport and and vrdpaddress.
- possibility to stop, pause and start the boxes
- marking whether the boxes should startup with starting the service or not for administration and testing purposes.
That's actually almost 100% of what I have been thinking of so far - BUT: Let's not forget about SDL and the OSE-Community! I did some first tryouts, moving towards an alternative web-based control interface. I figured this might be a better approach (similar to vmware's server control panel), for it would enable true remote control of the VMs... So the task would be to either integrate a simple webserver with vboxvmservice or to split the project into the control panel application and the nt-service component. I personally prefer the second option, for it could then be used for the Linux and Mac OSX based hosts as well....