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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby paszo » 9. Jan 2011, 16:44

Hallo

I am trying to use vboxservice 2.1 with vbox 4.0 but with no effect.

Has anybody succeded?

I done installation as decribed and done troubleshooting.

the vboxheadless.exe process is not appearing on the list of processes.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 13. Jan 2011, 11:43

VBoxVmService 2.2 - "Fireworks" has arrived!

What's new?

- Update to make VBoxVmService work with VirtualBox 4.0. Note this is incompatible with old versions of VBox, so stay with "Reindeer" if you are still running VBox 3.X.X.


The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
The VBoxVmService Development Team
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby mjstudios » 13. Jan 2011, 14:54

I am using Windows 2003 Server, VirtualBox VBoxVmService 4 and 2.2 but does not work.

VBoxVmService.exe -i

01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - VBoxVmService
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - StartServiceCtrlDispatcher failed, error code = 1063

VBoxVmService.ini

[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
VBOX_USER_HOME=C:\Documents and Settings\MJSTUDIOS\.VirtualBox
PauseShutdown=5000

[Vm0]
VmName=XP
WorkingDir=E:\vms\
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=3001
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 21. Jul 2011, 03:31

VBoxVmService 2.3 - "Watermelon" has arrived!

What's new?

- Always require a reboot after installation;
- Reuse VRDP settings from VirtualBox Manager, and don't call modifyvm to change port anymore;
- Added an AutoStart option to control if a VM will be started automatically when VBoxVmService runs;
- Show full command line including path during log;
- Fixed a bug that meaningless chars are printed to log;
- Set service to delayed auto-start if possible.


The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
The VBoxVmService Development Team
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby Technologov » 13. Nov 2011, 02:04

I have taken the freedom to put this to 'Announcements' section, where it presumably belongs.

If u have any questions/wishes, feel free to email me.

-Technologov
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 29. Nov 2011, 08:40

VBoxVmService 3.0 - "Sweet Potato" has arrived!

What's new?

- Force reloading INI file when VBoxVMService commands are executed;
- Always try to stop all configured VMs when service is stopped.
- Patch from Scholar Team and Harold Roussel: allow VBoxWebSrv.exe to run when VBoxVmService starts, giving access to the currently running virtual machines via phpVirtualBox.
- Calling VirtualBox COM API directly instead of using VBoxManage.exe.
- Service now runs as normal user, with username and password configed in VBoxVmService.ini.

The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 16. Sep 2012, 03:40

VBoxVmService 3.1 - "Coconut" has arrived!

What's new?

- Updated COM API to make it work with VirtualBox 4.2. Note this is not compatible with old versions of VirtualBox. If you need to use VirtualBox 4.1.X, please stay with 3.0 "Sweet Potato".
- Service now runs (again) as LocalSystem account by default.
- Allow additional parameters to be set for VBoxWebSrv.exe.
- Service is no longer set to DelayedAutostart. It's now Autostart and depends on Workstation and COM+.
- Fixed a bug in sending pipe commands: need to write an additional null byte at end of message;
- Removed pipelcat to simplify pipe comminucation;
- Fixed compile warnings.

The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
The VBoxVmService Development Team
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby Technologov » 16. Sep 2012, 10:55

Good job for keeping updates.

Actually keep major version at sync has small advantage. I. E. You could call it v4.2 instead of 3.1.

Benefits :
1. Easier marketing
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby mattz » 9. Jan 2013, 23:18

@Technologov: That is actually a great idea. We should definitely do that for future releases. :)

A good date to sync up with the VirtualBox Release ID would be the upcoming 5th anniversary of VBoxVmService. I'll check back with the guys on that issue.

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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby Sizons » 24. Jan 2013, 12:15

Hi, when might you guys start supporting Windows 8 as a host?
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 19. May 2013, 10:51

Introducing VmServiceTray, and VBoxVmService 4.0

What is VmServiceTray? It is a system-tray control to interact with the VMs controlled by VBoxVmService. It works as the GUI counterpart to VmServiceControl.exe. It shows all configured VMs and their states, allows single VMs to be started/stopped. It can also be used to start/stop VBoxVmService directly (with UAC elevation on Vista and later).

This has been a long wanted feature since several years ago. Why hasn't it been added earlier? Well, mainly because I didn't really feel a need for the tray myself. But I understand a lot of people want it and finally decided to give it a try.

After days of using I found VmServiceTray is much easier to use. In case I need to start/stop a given VM, I could simply run VmServiceTray and right click the tray icon, select the VM and select either start or stop. This is much convenient than opening Command Prompt, cd to VBoxVmService installation path and issue command "VmServiceControl.exe -su" or "VmServiceControl.exe -sd". Starting/stopping VBoxVmService itself is also much easier. In fact, I never feel need to use VmServiceControl.exe anymore.

To make it easier to use, I've also added a GUI installer created with InnoSetup. It will create a VmServiceTray icon on your desktop, and will also install VBoxVmService service automatically, so that you don't have to do anything in Command Prompt anymore.

These will be part of next release (VBoxVmService 4.0). But since this is quite new and haven't been tested on machines other than mine, I would like to invite interested people to test, before it's formally released.

To try it out:

If you find any problems, please post at https://sourceforge.net/p/vboxvmservice/bugs/ or https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4762.

Hope you'll like it!

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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 23. Jun 2013, 14:14

VBoxVmService 4.0 - "Bayberry" has arrived!

What's new?

- Updated doc about trouble shooting steps.
- Return detailed description instead of error code.
- Added a GUI installer created with InnoSetup.
- Exe files are no longer saved in git repository.
- The long wanted system tray icon feature was finally implemented. The newly added VmServiceTray.exe works as the GUI counterpart to VmServiceControl.exe, it shows all configured VMs and their states, allows single VMs to be started/stopped. It can also be used to start/stop VBoxVmService directly (with UAC elevation on Vista and later).
- Moved folders up to one level.
- Added a new command "VmServiceControl -l" to list all VMs' states.
- Removed ServiceName option from config file for simplify purpose. There is no need to change this anyway.
- Project is now built with Visual Studio 2012 Express.

The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby FB2000 » 16. Oct 2013, 10:21

VBoxVmService 4.1 - "Ginger" has arrived!

What's new?

- Updated COM API to make it work with VirtualBox 4.3. Note this is not compatible with old versions of VirtualBox. If you need to use VirtualBox 4.2.X, please stay with 4.0 "Bayberry".

The release is available from it's official Sourceforge Site at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice

Cheers,
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby Docfxit » 19. Oct 2014, 19:18

Is it possible to use VBoxVMService with Seamless instead of VBoxHeadless?

Or does anyone know how to run VirtualBox seamless in a service?

Thank you,

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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Announcements

Postby AnrDaemon » 11. Nov 2014, 01:17

No. Sevices are not run in user desktop session anymore. Use remote access software (Virtualbox RDP server, MSRDP, RAdmin, VNC) to reach into your boxes.
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