[SOLVED] Script VBoxManage to GUI-fy existing headless VM?

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[SOLVED] Script VBoxManage to GUI-fy existing headless VM?

Post by FuLl » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:38 am

I have a script that uses vboxmanage to start a VM headless, which is fine. But I'd like to be able to script what happens when you open the main VirtualBox Manager window & use that VM's 'Show' button to start a detachable GUI on its display.

I know the Extension Pack allows for RDP'ing to the local display, but pertinent licensing details prevent legally doing so. The guest OS is Windows 10 Home Edition. I saw that hack to make RDP work with Terminal Services but again, licensing grey-area is a deal-breaker.

I looked through 'Chapter 8 - VBoxManage' & didn't see any mention of such functionality. Am hoping someone here has a (legal) solution.
Last edited by FuLl on Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Script VBoxManage to GUI-fy existing headless VM?

Post by FuLl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:17 am

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Re: Script VBoxManage to GUI-fy existing headless VM?

Post by FuLl » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:29 am

Sorted:

VBoxManage startvm /Path/To/That/VMName/ VMName --type=separate

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