Ticket #10209 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

VirtualBox shared folders access fails in headless mode

Reported by: ophiry@… Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8 Keywords: shared folders, headless
Cc: ophiry@… Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


I'm using a VBOx VM (Windows 7 Embedded Guest, Windows 7 Host) that attempts to access files on a shared folder.

When running in GUI mode everything works fine. When running in headless mode the shared folders are unenviable ( I get "The network path was not found")

the following also doesn't help:

  • setting the machine for autologin mode
  • using vboxmanage to add a shared folder


VBoxSVC.log Download (6.1 KB) - added by ophiry@… 6 years ago.
VBox.log Download (52.8 KB) - added by ophiry@… 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by ophiry@…

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ophiry@…

Some more details:

  • the simplest method to verify this error is by telneting to the VM and issuing a dir command
  • I'm working with UNC paths - so it's not a mount (net use) issue
  • after connecting to the VM using VRDE the folders become visible, and stay visible after VRDE client termination (but reappear after boot)
  • vboxcontrol sharedfolders list does show the expected list of share folders

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Please attach the VBox.log file from that VM.

Changed 6 years ago by ophiry@…

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by ophiry@…

added VBox.log

the first attempt (that failed) to access the shared folder was done at about 1:30 after the machine booted and logged on. the attempt was to initiate a telnet connection, and issue a dir command.

at about 3:50 an RDP connection was initiated. I browsed to the shared folder using windows explorer. later I retried to access the shared folder using telnet, this time the dir command worked as expected.

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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