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VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 6/18/2018.

The Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

The Guest Additions offer the following features:

  • Mouse pointer integration
  • Shared folders
  • Better video support
  • Seamless windows
  • Generic host/guest communication channels
  • Time synchronization
  • Shared clipboard
  • Automated logons (credentials passing)

Each version of VirtualBox, even minor releases, ship with their own version of the Guest Additions. While the interfaces through which the VirtualBox core communicates with the Guest Additions are kept stable so that Guest Additions already installed in a VM should continue to work when VirtualBox is upgraded on the host, for best results, it is recommended to keep the Guest Additions at the same version.

PACKAGE NOTES

To install VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vboxguestadditions.install

To upgrade VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vboxguestadditions.install

Files

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  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'VBoxGuestAdditions.install' 
    $url            = 'https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.2.12/VBoxGuestAdditions_5.2.12.iso'
    $checksum       = 'B81D283D9EF88A44E7AC8983422BEAD0823C825CBFE80417423BD12DE91B8046'
    $silentArgs     = '/S'
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $fileLocation   = "$toolsDir\VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe"
    
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
      fileType       = 'ZIP' 
      url            = $url
      checksum       = $checksum
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
    }
    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    
    Set-Location "$toolsDir\cert"
    & ./VBoxCertUtil.exe add-trusted-publisher vbox-sha256.cer
    
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      file          = $fileLocation
      silentArgs    = $silentArgs
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
      softwareName  = ''
    }
     
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    
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Dependencies

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Oracle Corporation

Copyright

Copyright (C) Oracle Corporation

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Release Notes

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog

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