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Postby tallygeek » 27. Dec 2008, 06:19

I too am having diffuculty getting the vboxservice to work properly. I have installed Ubuntu and can get it to run from within VirtualBox with no problem. Can anyone please help. I have installed all of the prerequisites and created hard links (which says is created).

Here are my Directories

C:\vms
F:\.VirtualBox\Machines
F:\.VirtualBox\VDI

Here is my VBoxVmService.ini file
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[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
RunAtDomain=desktop
RunAsUser=Tony
UserPassword=**************
[Vm0]
VmName=Ubuntu
CommandLineUp=c:\vms\startup.exe 0 BRUTEFORCE
CommandLineDown=c:\vms\shutdown.exe 0
WorkingDir=C:\vms
StartupMethod=vrdp
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=3001


Here is the VBoxVmService.log file

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Shutting down serviced VM: "Ubuntu" with option savestate running on account: "Tony"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - VBoxVmService
BRUTEFORCE: Killing all existing run- / lockfiles for this VM... 
killing: "c:\vms\run\*.vm0"
killing: "c:\vms\lock\*.DOWN.vm0"
killing: "c:\vms\lock\runserv.lock"
No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing...
Reading global parameters...
Reading parameters for VM0...
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine (Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 1877!
[!] Primary RC  = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Text        = Could not find a registered machine named 'Ubuntu'
[!] Component   = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
[!] Callee      = IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
Using custom VRDP-Port: 3001
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine(Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 1615!
[!] Primary RC  = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Text        = Could not find a registered machine named 'Ubuntu'
[!] Component   = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
[!] Callee      = IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - Ran service runserv
Starting VM: "Ubuntu" via vrdp as a service using account: "Tony"...
Removing lockfile: RUN 
Removing lockfile: SHUTDOWN
Removing temporary helpfiles...
Moving lockfile: STARTUP to RUN 
Shutting down "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...
No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing...
Reading global parameters...
Reading parameters for VM0...
Generating temporary helpfiles...
Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - Ran service runserv
Shutting down serviced VM: "Ubuntu" with option savestate running on account: "Tony"...
Removing lockfile: RUN 
Removing lockfile: SHUTDOWN
Shutting down "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...
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Postby illa » 6. Jan 2009, 22:58

tallygeek... my feeling is it can not access your virtualbox.xml file.. so there is probably a problem with your hardlinks.. I havent got this to work yet either.. but looking at the posts you may also need to add

PathToVBoxVRDP=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe to your settings section...

Id start by doing a search on your machine for virtualbox.xml.. make sure there isn't a blank one somewhere..IE there is only one.. or hard links for it
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Postby sadly » 13. Jan 2009, 14:56

I resolved the "Could not find a registered machine named 'Ubuntu' " issue by coping the file to the "default user" folder.
Don't know why

tallygeek wrote:I too am having diffuculty getting the vboxservice to work properly. I have installed Ubuntu and can get it to run from within VirtualBox with no problem. Can anyone please help. I have installed all of the prerequisites and created hard links (which says is created).

Here are my Directories

C:\vms
F:\.VirtualBox\Machines
F:\.VirtualBox\VDI

Here is my VBoxVmService.ini file
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[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
RunAtDomain=desktop
RunAsUser=Tony
UserPassword=**************
[Vm0]
VmName=Ubuntu
CommandLineUp=c:\vms\startup.exe 0 BRUTEFORCE
CommandLineDown=c:\vms\shutdown.exe 0
WorkingDir=C:\vms
StartupMethod=vrdp
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=3001


Here is the VBoxVmService.log file

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Shutting down serviced VM: "Ubuntu" with option savestate running on account: "Tony"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - C:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:06 - VBoxVmService
BRUTEFORCE: Killing all existing run- / lockfiles for this VM... 
killing: "c:\vms\run\*.vm0"
killing: "c:\vms\lock\*.DOWN.vm0"
killing: "c:\vms\lock\runserv.lock"
No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing...
Reading global parameters...
Reading parameters for VM0...
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine (Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 1877!
[!] Primary RC  = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Text        = Could not find a registered machine named 'Ubuntu'
[!] Component   = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
[!] Callee      = IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
Using custom VRDP-Port: 3001
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine(Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 1615!
[!] Primary RC  = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Text        = Could not find a registered machine named 'Ubuntu'
[!] Component   = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
[!] Callee      = IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:11 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:14 - Ran service runserv
Starting VM: "Ubuntu" via vrdp as a service using account: "Tony"...
Removing lockfile: RUN 
Removing lockfile: SHUTDOWN
Removing temporary helpfiles...
Moving lockfile: STARTUP to RUN 
Shutting down "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:01:33 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...
No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing...
Reading global parameters...
Reading parameters for VM0...
Generating temporary helpfiles...
Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:37 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:40 - Ran service runserv
Shutting down serviced VM: "Ubuntu" with option savestate running on account: "Tony"...
Removing lockfile: RUN 
Removing lockfile: SHUTDOWN
Shutting down "runserv"...
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - c:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - VBoxVmService
12/26/2008, 23:02:59 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...
:) :)
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Postby cr97 » 22. Jan 2009, 10:48

VM doesn't start ...

My Host is Vista 64bit, i use Sun xVM VirtualBox ver 2.1.0

I installed VBoxVmService (rel20081009) using the instruction file. The Service starts but i cannot connect tho the machine - i guess it did not start!

INI:
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[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
RunAtDomain=SQLDEV
RunAsUser=vboxUser
UserPassword=vboxPassword
[Vm0]
VmName=Linux
CommandLineUp=C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\startup.exe 0
CommandLineDown=C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\shutdown.exe 0
WorkingDir=C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms
StartupMethod=vrdp
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=33892


The Service runs under the vboxUser which has admin rights.

LOG:
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01/22/2009, 09:27:44 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/22/2009, 09:27:44 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/22/2009, 09:27:44 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/22/2009, 09:27:44 - VBoxVmService
No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing...
Reading global parameters...
Reading parameters for VM0...
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Name:            Linux
Guest OS:        openSUSE (64 bit)
UUID:            9b4d6aa1-94b3-4bf4-ba18-66733731c5d6
Config file:     C:\VM\VirtualBox\Machines\Linux\Linux.xml
Memory size:     512MB
VRAM size:       32MB
Boot menu mode:  message and menu
ACPI:            on
IOAPIC:          on
PAE:             on
Time offset:     0 ms
Hardw. virt.ext: on
Nested Paging:   off
VT-x VPID:       off
State:           powered off (since 2009-01-22T07:17:47.000000000)
Monitor count:   1
3D Acceleration:       off
Floppy:          empty
SATA:            disabled
IDE Controller:  PIIX4
Primary master:  C:\VM\VirtualBox\HardDisks\Knoppix hdc.vdi (UUID: 8100ed43-08b3-44c9-a08d-c56bd63c8ba6)
DVD:             C:\Install\openSUSE-11.0-DVD-x86_64.iso (UUID: 41a55a78-5b6d-437a-aafa-d70a877de2c7)
NIC 1:           MAC: 080027EE1695, Attachment: Host Interface 'Realtek RTL8168/8111-Familie-PCI-E-Gigabit-Ethernet-NIC (NDIS 6.0)', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: Am79C973, Reported speed: 0 Mbps
NIC 2:           disabled
NIC 3:           disabled
NIC 4:           disabled
NIC 5:           disabled
NIC 6:           disabled
NIC 7:           disabled
NIC 8:           disabled
UART 1:          disabled
UART 2:          disabled
Audio:           disabled (Driver: Unknown, Controller: Unknown)
Clipboard Mode:  Bidirectional
VRDP:            enabled (Address 0.0.0.0, Port 33892, MultiConn: off, ReuseSingleConn: off, Authentication type: null)
USB:             disabled

USB Device Filters:

<none>

Shared folders:  <none>

Guest:

Statistics update:                   disabled


Using custom VRDP-Port: 33892
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
(C) 2005-2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
01/22/2009, 09:27:48 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/22/2009, 09:27:48 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/22/2009, 09:27:48 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/22/2009, 09:27:48 - VBoxVmService
01/22/2009, 09:27:48 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
01/22/2009, 09:27:51 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/22/2009, 09:27:51 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/22/2009, 09:27:51 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/22/2009, 09:27:51 - VBoxVmService
01/22/2009, 09:27:51 - Ran service runserv
Starting VM: "Linux" via vrdp as a service using account: "vboxUser"...
Moving lockfile: STARTUP to RUN 
Shutting down "runserv"...
01/22/2009, 09:28:10 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/22/2009, 09:28:10 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/22/2009, 09:28:10 - C:\VM\VirtualBox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/22/2009, 09:28:10 - VBoxVmService
01/22/2009, 09:28:10 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...


Whats wrong?
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VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION

Postby jbuturff » 26. Jan 2009, 16:18

When I have a service running, I cannot open the VirtualBox console application. I get a VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION on my VirtualBox.XML settings file. I tried setting my VBOX_USER_HOME to a central location. I've checked file permissions, everything seems OK.

I am running two virtual machines, and both work OK. I just cannot start the console now unless I shutdown the virtual machines, set the services to Manual start mode, and reboot.


Image
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Re: VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION

Postby Sasquatch » 28. Jan 2009, 00:10

jbuturff wrote:When I have a service running, I cannot open the VirtualBox console application. I get a VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION on my VirtualBox.XML settings file. I tried setting my VBOX_USER_HOME to a central location. I've checked file permissions, everything seems OK.

I am running two virtual machines, and both work OK. I just cannot start the console now unless I shutdown the virtual machines, set the services to Manual start mode, and reboot.


Image

When sharing the same config with several users, you can't run a VM with two different users, as one of them already has the config in memory, thus the file is locked.
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Re: VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION

Postby jbuturff » 28. Jan 2009, 03:30

Sasquatch wrote:
jbuturff wrote:When I have a service running, I cannot open the VirtualBox console application. I get a VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION on my VirtualBox.XML settings file. I tried setting my VBOX_USER_HOME to a central location. I've checked file permissions, everything seems OK.

I am running two virtual machines, and both work OK. I just cannot start the console now unless I shutdown the virtual machines, set the services to Manual start mode, and reboot.


Image

When sharing the same config with several users, you can't run a VM with two different users, as one of them already has the config in memory, thus the file is locked.


Thanks for your reply.

So do I have to have a separate user for each VM? I've tried doing everything as one user (ADMINISTRATOR). That gave the same issue. In fact, until my last attempt, I only have user on the box itself, the ADMINISTRATOR account. It's a brand new box, and I'm only trying to use it to serve up VMs.

Basically, I want to have a total of 4 VMs, with each VM being a separate service that I can start/stop. And ideally, one user would be able to open the console application and administer the VMs as necessary. Is this possible?

Thanks for your help.
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Postby Sasquatch » 28. Jan 2009, 03:33

It can be done, but the service need to run as the user who needs to administer the VMs.
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Postby jbuturff » 28. Jan 2009, 04:19

Thanks for all your help so far.

I have set my services to all run as the local Administrator account.

In each VBoxVMService.ini file, I have the following set:

RunAtDomain=<localhost>
RunAsUser=Administrator
UserPassword=********


So, logged in as Administrator, I start one service. I open Task Manager and see that Administrator owns the processes, and my VM starts up correctly.

However, if Administrator tries to open the Console app, I still get the VERR_SHARING_VIOLATION.

Who else could/would have it open?
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Postby Sasquatch » 28. Jan 2009, 13:05

You can check that with Process Explorer. It's on the MS download page. Google for it and you will get a link for download.
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Postby jbuturff » 28. Jan 2009, 15:07

Sasquatch wrote:You can check that with Process Explorer. It's on the MS download page. Google for it and you will get a link for download.


According to Process Explorer, VBoxSVC.EXE is the only process that has VirtualBox.xml open. That process is being run by Administrator.

Is it because the service is running in a different (non) "desktop"?

Thanks again for all your help.
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Postby Sasquatch » 28. Jan 2009, 22:29

That's very likely. You want all VMs to run headless? Perhaps there is a different solution possible to run them upon logon, without leaving a command prompt window running.
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Guest OSses: Windows XP, Windows 7, Linux

Postby jbuturff » 28. Jan 2009, 22:39

Sasquatch wrote:That's very likely. You want all VMs to run headless? Perhaps there is a different solution possible to run them upon logon, without leaving a command prompt window running.


Yes, I'd like them all to run headless if possible. I would really even prefer not to have to logon to run them. I can simply start/stop them via the Services. And using my box, I can connect my Services to another computer, so that all works. My only pain at this point is having to stop all my VMs to make a change in the configuration to any one of them...

If anyone has any advice, I'd love to get this resolved. I really don't want to switch to Hyper-V.
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Postby lacqui » 6. Feb 2009, 08:39

I've been trying to get VBoxVMService working in Vista x64. I have the following config:

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[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\program files\sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\program files\sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxVRDP=C:\program files\sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\program files\sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
RunAtDomain=KEVIN-LAPTOP
RunAsUser=vbox
UserPassword=vboxpass


[Vm0]
VmName=Gentoo
CommandLineUp=c:\vbox\vms\startup.exe 0 BRUTEFORCE
CommandLineDown=c:\vbox\vms\shutdown.exe 0
WorkingDir=C:\vbox\vms
StartupMethod=vrdp
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=3389


And I get the following in my log when I try to run:

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No previously started VM operations to wait for. Continuing... 
Reading global parameters... 
Reading parameters for VM0... 
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.2
(C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Name:            Gentoo
Guest OS:        Gentoo
UUID:            00a90eab-dfd4-4a2a-be7c-9149e0b80412
Config file:     C:\vbox\Machines\Gentoo\Gentoo.xml
Memory size:     256MB
VRAM size:       12MB
Boot menu mode:  message and menu
ACPI:            on
IOAPIC:          off
PAE:             off
Time offset:     0 ms
Hardw. virt.ext: off
Nested Paging:   off
VT-x VPID:       off
State:           powered off (since 2009-02-05T23:29:31.000000000)
Monitor count:   1
3D Acceleration: on
Floppy:          empty
SATA:            disabled
IDE Controller:  PIIX4
Primary master:  C:\vbox\VDI\Gentoo.vdi (UUID: 351079c6-feac-4d3f-8ca2-72e80f7ef800)
DVD:             C:\vbox\cds\livecd-i686-installer-2008.0-r1.iso (UUID: e5fbfd36-1666-47b9-98e4-8b39699ca1e2)
NIC 1:           MAC: 080027FF7D9E, Attachment: NAT, Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: Am79C973, Reported speed: 0 Mbps
NIC 2:           disabled
NIC 3:           disabled
NIC 4:           disabled
NIC 5:           disabled
NIC 6:           disabled
NIC 7:           disabled
NIC 8:           disabled
UART 1:          disabled
UART 2:          disabled
Audio:           enabled (Driver: DSOUND, Controller: AC97)
Clipboard Mode:  Bidirectional
VRDP:            enabled (Address 0.0.0.0, Port 3389, MultiConn: off, ReuseSingleConn: off, Authentication type: null)
USB:             enabled

USB Device Filters:

<none>

Shared folders: 

Name: 'vids', Host path: 'C:\vids' (machine mapping), writable

Guest:

Statistics update:                   disabled


Using default VRDP-Port: 3389
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.2
(C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Installing temporary service "runserv"...
Shutting down "runserv" to avoid malfunctions...
02/05/2009, 15:55:51 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
02/05/2009, 15:55:51 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
02/05/2009, 15:55:51 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
02/05/2009, 15:55:51 - VBoxVmService
02/05/2009, 15:55:51 - Killed service runserv
Restarting "runserv"...
02/05/2009, 15:55:54 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
02/05/2009, 15:55:54 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
02/05/2009, 15:55:54 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
02/05/2009, 15:55:54 - VBoxVmService
02/05/2009, 15:55:54 - Ran service runserv
Starting VM: "Gentoo" via vrdp as a service using account: "vbox"...
Moving lockfile: STARTUP to RUN
Shutting down "runserv"...
02/05/2009, 15:56:13 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
02/05/2009, 15:56:13 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
02/05/2009, 15:56:13 - C:\vbox\vms\VBoxVmService.log
02/05/2009, 15:56:13 - VBoxVmService
02/05/2009, 15:56:13 - Killed service runserv
Removing temporary service "runserv"...
Removing temporary helpfiles...


It works when I run through virtualbox, but when I run VBoxVmService I don't get any VBox processes running in my process viewer.[/code]
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Postby jbuturff » 6. Feb 2009, 16:52

lacqui wrote:I've been trying to get VBoxVMService working in Vista x64. I have the following config:



Who is your service configured to run as, LocalSystem or a specific user?

With the service and VM shut down, have you cleaned out your LOCK, RUN and TMP folders?

Do any of the processes show up, and then go away? VBoxSVC.EXE? VBoxHeadless.exe?
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