Downloads of v 5.1.24:


Last Update:

18 Jul 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation


virtualbox virtualization virtual oracle admin foss cross-platform


This is not the latest version of VirtualBox available.

5.1.24 | Updated: 18 Jul 2017



Downloads of v 5.1.24:


Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation

VirtualBox 5.1.24

This is not the latest version of VirtualBox available.

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


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


To uninstall VirtualBox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade virtualbox -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade virtualbox -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure virtualbox installed
    name: virtualbox
    state: present
    version: 5.1.24
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'virtualbox' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.1.24'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: virtualbox,
    Version: 5.1.24,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller virtualbox
   Name     = 'virtualbox'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.1.24'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'virtualbox':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.1.24',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install virtualbox version="5.1.24" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 18 Jul 2017.


VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. It installs on existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time.

Package parameters


  • /CurrentUser - Install for current user only
  • /NoDesktopShortcut - Do not create desktop shortcut
  • /NoQuickLaunch - Do not create quick launch icon
  • /NoRegister - Do not register virtualbox file extensions
  • /NoPath - Do not add virtualbox install directory to the PATH
  • /NoExtensionPack - Do not install extension pack


  • /KeepExtensions - Do not uninstall installed virtualbox extensions

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$packageName = 'virtualbox'

#For acpipowerbutton to work on Windows server see:
#sp HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system shutdownwithoutlogon 1
$shutdown_type = 'savestate'  # 'acpipowerbutton', 'poweroff', 'savestate'

$pvbox = ps virtualbox -ea 0
if (!$pvbox) {
    Write-Host "$packageName is not running"

Write-Host "$packageName is running, trying to gracefully shutdown any running machines"

$installLocation = Get-VirtualBoxIntallLocation
if (!$installLocation) { Write-Warning "Can not find existing installation location of $packageName"; return }
if (!(Test-Path $installLocation\VBoxManage.exe)) { Write-Warning "Existing installation of $packageName found but unable to find VBoxManage.exe"; return }

$commands = "Set-Alias vboxmanage '$installLocation\VBoxManage.exe'`n"
$commands += @'
[string[]] $runningvms = vboxmanage list runningvms 2>&1
if ($LastExitCode -ne 0) { Write-Error "Error running vboxmanage - can't get running vms" }
if ($runningvms -and ($runningvms.Length -eq 0)) { "No running machines"; return }

'Number of machines running: ' + $runningvms.Length
foreach ($vm in $runningvms) {
    $vmid = $vm -split ' ' | select -Last 1
    $vmname = $vm.Replace($vmid, '').Trim()

    Write-Host "Shutting down the machine $vmname"
    vboxmanage controlvm $vmid SHUTDOWN_TYPE 2>$null
    if ($LastExitCode -ne 0) { Write-Error "Error running vboxmanage - can't power down running vm: $vmname" }
    else { "Machine $vmname powered down prior to installation using 'SHUTDOWN_TYPE' method" }
'@ -replace 'SHUTDOWN_TYPE', $shutdown_type

$res = Start-ProcessNonElevated -Cmd $commands -UsePowershell
$res.out -join "`n" | Write-Host
if ($res.err) { "Errors during graceful shutdown`n" + ($res.err -join "`n") | Write-Warning }

## Doesn't seem to be required
#Write-Host "Killing $packageName process"
#$pvbox | kill

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$cert = ls cert: -Recurse | ? { $_.Thumbprint -eq 'a88fd9bdaa06bc0f3c491ba51e231be35f8d1ad5' }
if (!$cert) {
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "certutil -addstore 'TrustedPublisher' '$toolsPath\oracle.cer'"

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$silentArgs = @('-s -l -msiparams REBOOT=ReallySuppress')
$silentArgs += if (!$pp.CurrentUser)      { 'ALLUSERS=1' } else { 'ALLUSERS=2';  Write-Host 'Param: Installing for current user' }
$silentArgs += if ($pp.NoDesktopShortcut) { 'VBOX_INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUT=0';     Write-Host 'Param: No desktop shortcut' }
$silentArgs += if ($pp.NoQuickLaunch)     { 'VBOX_INSTALLQUICKLAUNCHSHORTCUT=0'; Write-Host 'Param: No quick launch shortcut' }
$silentArgs += if ($pp.NoRegister)        { 'VBOX_REGISTERFILEEXTENSIONS=0';     Write-Host 'Param: No registration for virtualbox file extensions' }

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName            = 'virtualbox'
  fileType               = 'EXE'
  url                    = ''
  url64bit               = ''
  checksum               = 'c617cc5bcf68c9cc907a8d561b89aab9a3e93feb2b43807f80fb3fdd31eb148a'
  checksum64             = 'c617cc5bcf68c9cc907a8d561b89aab9a3e93feb2b43807f80fb3fdd31eb148a'
  checksumType           = 'sha256'
  checksumType64         = 'sha256'
  silentArgs             = $silentArgs
  validExitCodes         = @(0)
  softwareName           = 'Oracle VM VirtualBox *'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-VirtualBoxIntallLocation
if (!$installLocation)  { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location, can't install extension pack"; return }

if (!$pp.NoExtensionPack) {
    Write-Host "Installing extension pack"

    $url_ep       = ''
    $checksum_ep  = '65198a2e048d30fc7d18cd4670fb84fed9a878cca1b77f416b4fea4efe8ca2a4'
    $file_path_ep = (Get-PackageCacheLocation) + '\' + ($url_ep -split '/' | select -Last 1)
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile `
        -PackageName    'virtualbox-extensionpack' `
        -FileFullPath   $file_path_ep `
        -Url            $url_ep `
        -Url64bit       $url_ep `
        -Checksum       $checksum_ep `
        -Checksum64     $checksum_ep `
        -ChecksumType   'sha256' `
        -ChecksumType64 'sha256'
    if (!(Test-Path $file_path_ep)) { Write-Warning "Can't download latest extension pack" }
    else {
        Set-Alias vboxmanage $installLocation\VBoxManage.exe
        "y" | vboxmanage extpack install --replace $file_path_ep 2>&1
        if ($LastExitCode -ne 0) { Write-Warning "Extension pack installation failed with exit code $LastExitCode" }

if (!$pp.NoPath) { Write-Host "Adding to PATH if needed"; Install-ChocolateyPath $installLocation }

Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
Register-Application "$installLocation\$packageName.exe" vbox
Write-Host "$packageName registered as vbox"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. $toolsPath\helpers.ps1

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

if ($pp.KeepExtensions) {

$installLocation = Get-VirtualBoxIntallLocation
if (!$installLocation) { Write-Warning "Can not find existing installation location of $packageName"; return }
$vboxManage = "$installLocation\VBoxManage.exe"
if (!(Test-Path $vboxManage)) { Write-Warning "Existing installation of $packageName found but unable to find VBoxManage.exe"; return }

$extensions = . $vboxManage list extpacks | ? { $_ -match 'Pack no' } | % { $_ -split '\:' | select -last 1 }
$extensions | % {
  $extName = $_.Trim()
  Write-Host "Uninstalling extension: '$extName'"
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -ExeToRun $vboxManage -Statements 'extpack','uninstall',"`"$extName`"" -Elevate 2>&1

Write-Host "Cleaning up extensions before uninstalling virtualbox"
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -ExeToRun $vboxManage -Statements 'extpack', 'cleanup' 2>&1
function Get-VirtualBoxIntallLocation() {
    $vbox_msi = gp 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment' VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH -ea 0 | select -expand VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH
    if ($vbox_msi -and $vbox_msi.EndsWith('\')) { $vbox_msi = $vbox_msi -replace '.$' }

    Write-Verbose 'Checking VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH'
    if ( $installLocation = $vbox_msi ) {
        if (Test-Path $installLocation) { return $installLocation }

    Write-Verbose 'Checking Get-AppInstallLocation'
    if ( $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation 'virtualbox') { return $installLocation }

function Start-ProcessNonElevated( [string] $Cmd, [switch]$UsePowerShell ) {
    $svc = gsv Schedule -ea 0
    if ($svc -and $svc.Status -ne 'Running') { throw 'Start-ProcessNonElevated requires running Task Scheduler service' }

    $res = @{}

    $tmp_base  = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempFileName()
    $tmp_base  = $tmp_base -replace '\.tmp$'
    $tmp_name  = Split-Path $tmp_base -Leaf
    $task_name = "Start-ProcessNonElevated-$tmp_name"
    Write-Verbose "Temporary files: $tmp_base"

    if ($UsePowershell) {
            '$r = "{0}"' -f $tmp_base
            ". {{`n{0}`n}} >`"`$r.out.log`" 2>`"`$r.err.log`"" -f $Cmd
        ) -join "`n" | Out-String | Out-File "$tmp_base.ps1"
        $cmd = "powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -WindowStyle Hidden -NoLogo -NonInteractive -File '$tmp_base.ps1'"

    Write-Verbose "Creating scheduled task for command:`n$cmd"
    schtasks.exe /Create /RU $Env:USERNAME /TN $task_name /SC ONCE /ST 00:00 /F /TR $cmd *> "$tmp_base.schtasks.log"
    schtasks.exe /run /tn $task_name *>> "$tmp_base.schtasks.log"

    Write-Verbose 'Waiting for scheduled task to finish'
    do {
        $status = schtasks /query /tn $task_name /FO csv | ConvertFrom-Csv | select -expand Status
        sleep 1
    until ($status -eq 'Ready')
    schtasks.exe /delete /F /tn $task_name *>> "$tmp_base.schtasks.log"

    if ($UsePowershell) {
        $res = @{
            out = cat "$tmp_base.out.log" -ea 0
            err = cat "$tmp_base.err.log" -ea 0

    return $res


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VirtualBox 6.1.14 22487 Saturday, September 5, 2020 Approved
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