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    Virtual box multi user

    Im trying to have virtual ox installed on the workstations in the computing lab, with a virtual XP install that the students can use to do stuff they need to learn but dont have access to on the normal workstations.

    But I cant seem to find a way in virtualbox to have just one virtual machine for all users. Ive created a virtual machine but it only appears in virtual box under the user who created it. How can I have All Users of the machine when they log in to access the one virtual machine?

    Thanks. RB

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    Does Virtual ox ( ) use file association? If so you can create a shortcut to the actual VM itself on the students desktop/start menu. This should the automatically launch Virtual Box and the correct VM when clicked.

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    Before you start making a VM change the default location to a place accesible by all. In File -> Prefs -> General.

    Then launch it with a shortcut like:

    "C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm XP

    Where the VM Name is XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amcevoy View Post
    Before you start making a VM change the default location to a place accesible by all. In File -> Prefs -> General.

    Then launch it with a shortcut like:

    "C:\Program Files\Sun\xVM VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm XP

    Where the VM Name is XP.
    Ill give that a try. Thanks

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    Could i ask those who use it or intend on using... what they use it for?

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    One of the computing classes needs to cover installing software and system settnigs etc. This way it gives them a VM they can mess about with to their hearts content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    One of the computing classes needs to cover installing software and system settnigs etc. This way it gives them a VM they can mess about with to their hearts content.
    Ah i see.

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