Opened 9 years ago

#13721 new defect

Machine Shared Folders and Repeatable Serial Numbers (Win)

Reported by: longj Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 4.3.20
Keywords: Shared Holder, Serial Number Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS With VBox 4.3.20

A windows Guest program (MediaMonkey) makes use of the "Serial Number" scheme assigned to drives in windows to build the database of files. After reboot, the Serial Number reported to the Guest changes, causing issues for the Guest program to link up the mapped drive to it's database representing it.

This seems to be new behaviour when I upgraded to 4.3.20, prior to this the serial numbers would not change. May I suggest that the serial number reported to the Guest OS be calculated from the host's Path so that it remains constant as long as the host's path configuration is constant?

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