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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 2/5/2019.

The open source virtualization software VirtualBox is lacking an option to run virtual machines as a Windows NT/XP/2003/W7/W8x service entity. VBoxVmService does the trick!

To install VBoxVmService, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vboxvmservice

To upgrade VBoxVmService, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vboxvmservice


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'VBoxVmService'
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'VBoxVmService'
      checksum      = '24CC6DCF0C5F8C25FCA5181952E86C5525D83F981CAECE6C5DE1F3E1EC673546'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mathias Herrmann
  • Zhe Fang
  • Runar Buvik


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
VBoxVmService 5.2 599 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 approved
VBoxVmService 5.1 398 Thursday, November 3, 2016 approved
VBoxVmService 549 Saturday, May 31, 2014  

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