Ticket #6754 (closed defect: fixed)
Error with VBoxManage guestcontrol
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I was delighted to find that VirtualBox 3.2 added the ability for a host to execute commands on a guest. I upgraded VirtualBox from 3.1.8 to 3.2 this morning on both host (Windows Server 2003 R2 x64) and on guest (Windows 2000 SP4). When I tested out the new VBoxManage guestcontrol command, I got an error:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>vboxmanage guestcontrol execute "Test VM" cmd.exe --username Administrator --verbose Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.2.0 (C) 2005-2010 Oracle Corporation All rights reserved. Waiting for guest to start process ... ERROR: The service call failed with error VERR_SYMBOL_NOT_FOUND (E_UNEXPECTED).
I have tried it with the guest logged on and with the guest logged off; with full path to cmd.exe; with/without password; with wait-for specified, all to no avail.
Note that the guest has the following services disabled: Messenger, Schedule, LmHosts, Fax, W3SVC, IISADMIN, Browser. If VBox is using any of those services then that could be the problem.