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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
--vrdp on enables VirtualBox RDP server for the VM
--vrdpport 3389 ndicates the TCP port that the server will accept RDP connections direct to the VM (for each VM is assigned a different port)
--vrdpauthtype external RDP console gives access to the VM Host physical users via authentication
In fact, in the 3.1.x version of VirtualBox, the external value for the parameter --vrdpauthtype allows access via RDP only to the user who started the VM.
The workaround is to add the user that runs the VM to shadow group, using the command
volpedimongibello= virtual machine name
fighetto= controller name
tutto.iso= DVD iso image
How to remove the DVD:
VBoxManage storageattach "volpedimongibello" --storagectl "fighetto" --port 1 --device 0 --type dvddrive --medium none
A similar command that lists only the currently running VMs is thus:
VBoxManage list runningvms
...the above showing a list of VMs by name and UUID in the same format as the "$ VBoxManage list vms" command
you can launch a VirtualBox VM from the command line using VBoxManage, but that invokes it in a gui environment.
If you want to just fire off your VM in the background, use VBoxHeadless as shown. To get the names and UUIDs of your VirtualBox VMs, type: