[vbox-dev] GuestAddtions OSE: VBoxService.exe does not start

Andreas - Sun Microsystems pentagonik at sun.com
Fri Sep 18 07:52:59 PDT 2009


Hi again,

I just reproduced the issue and debugging it. I think I have an idea 
what might be wrong ...stay tuned.

Cheers,
-Andreas.




Sebastian Brandt schrieb:
> Andreas - Sun Microsystems wrote:
>> Sebastian,
> Hi,
> 
>> I tried out VBoxService using OSE sources and took a look into your log
>> file as well -- it all works like it should on my system.
>>
>> Maybe you're misunderstanding the way VBoxService gets started/operates?
>> If you just call (on Windows: doubleclick or over command line)
>> VBoxService.exe the service control dispatcher gets involved which then
>> leads to the described error you reported. This is not actually an error
>> but has to be implemented like this to get VBoxService handled correctly
>> with the Windows SCM.
> No,
> I'm installing it as a server and starting it as a service.
> Otherwise, I -- correctly -- get an error message.
>> To manually call VBoxService you have to call it with the "-f" option
>> (foreground), which then does not involve the service control dispatcher
>> at all.
> This would be the other possibility, putting it into autostart - but then,
> the service does not run w/o a user logged in ... and the console window is
> always open ..
> 
> When I replace the 306-vboxservice.exe with the 224 one, the service starts
> w/o any problems. So, if the fact that it is a service has not been changed
> between 224 and 30x ...
> 
> So, it's somewhere in the driver handling - dependencies? different
> installation Flags? the datastructure passed to the service control method
> invalid? an init callback method that does not return?
> 
> Thanks,
> Sebastian
> 
> 
>>> Andreas - Sun Microsystems, Inc. wrote:
>>>> Hi Sebastian,
>>>>
>>>> thanks for the report. What happens if you start the VBoxService.exe
>>>> from command line specifying "VBoxService -f -vvv" after stopping any
>>>> running instance of VBoxService first? This makes the service run in
>>>> foreground with verbose output.
>>> Hi!
>>> Yes, that one runs ....
>>> Log is attached.
>>> * VBox 3.0.4 on XP Pro SP3
>>> * VBox GA OSE 3.0.2 on the XP Pro SP3 guest
>>> * VBoxService 3.0.6 version (in system32 dir)
>>> (a bit mixed up, I'm currently upgrading ...)
>>>
>>> Problem is, I did not get any log messages when running in service
>>> mode and using -vvv ...
>>>
>>> Development env:
>>> * Visual Studio 2005 sp1
>>> * Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2
>>> * DDK 3790.1830
>>> * DirectX SDK 2008-08
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sebastian
>>>
>>>
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