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RemoteBox is a graphical tool which lets you administer guests or virtual machines running under VirtualBox on a remote server or even your local machine if desired. You may, for example, have a root server on the Internet, a server at home, or a server at work running VirtualBox but want to have the convenience of managing the guests easily from your local machine. The virtual machines run in headless mode, which means you don't need an active graphical display on the server but you can still connect and view the displays of the guests. The goal of RemoteBox is to provide a GUI that should be familiar to VirtualBox users while allowing them to administer a remote installation of VirtualBox. It does this via the VirtualBox API and SOAP interface, which are exposed when running the VirtualBox Web service. You can also use RemoteBox simply as an alternative interface for managing VirtualBox on your local machine.

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Recent releases

  •  09 Jun 2014 09:55

    Release Notes: This minor release fixed SOAP versioning issues experienced by some users. In addition, an appdata.xml file is bundled for packagers with distros that use it.

    •  16 May 2014 13:15

      Release Notes: Adds an option to start and stop guests automatically on host start and shutdown. Major visual improvements to the snapshot tree and significant changes and optimizations to list handling. Adds support for guest groups, additional guest keyboard sequences, and support for creating, configuring, and destroying NAT networks. Many other minor features and changes have been added. This version also has several bugfixes.

      •  30 Jan 2014 10:50

        Release Notes: This release uses FreeRDP as the default RDP client, adds support for video capture, additional RDP client substitutions, and use of units in spinboxes, makes many improvements to remote file dialogs and progress dialogs, provides several bugfixes, including ones for remote file path handling, adding host-only networks (mainly affecting Windows servers), disappearing hard disk images when a double slash is present in the path, and properly flushing cached information across new connections, and supports Perl 5.18, which introduced changes which broke logging into a remote server.

        •  19 Oct 2013 08:46

          Release Notes: This version brings support for the VirtualBox 4.3.x series and drops support for older versions. GTK+ 2.24 is now the minimum required version. New features include auto-adding the guest additions ISO, multi-touch pointing device, SCSI and SAS CD/DVD support, saved state discards, and auto display hint as well as other minor features. Several bugs were fixed and there were various code clean ups and tweaks.

          •  25 Nov 2012 12:46

            Release Notes: Most of a guest's settings can now be changed while the guest is running, reducing the inconvenience of needing to power off the guest. Screenshots can be taken of the guest and saved as PNG images. There are guest icons for Windows 2012 and Solaris 11 as well as status icons for each guest and storage icons on the edit window. Additional defaults are used when creating a new guest including 'recommendedChipset', 'recommendedAudioController', 'recommendedFloppy', and 'recommendedUSB'. There is an SSL certificate verification option. This release also has a number of minor bugfixes and GUI tweaks.


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