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VBoxManage modifyvm "vm-name" --vrdp on --vrdpport 3389 --vrdpauthtype external
2012-02-03 18:36:04
User: 0disse0

--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

VBoxManage closemedium dvd "/sicuramente/mipaghi/tutto.iso
VBoxManage storageattach "volpedimongibello" --storagectl "fighetto" --port 1 --device 0 --type dvddrive --medium "/tanto/mipaghi/tutto.iso
2012-01-31 14:42:54
User: 0disse0

was inspired by http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8936/boot-from-a-block-device-without-giving-root-privilege-to-virtual-box

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

VBoxManage list vms
2009-08-07 12:43:04

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

VBoxHeadless -s <name|uuid>
2009-08-07 12:36:32

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:

VBoxManage list