Ticket #7457 (closed defect: invalid)
Passwordless Guest control execute fails
|Reported by:||Technologov||Owned by:|
Host: Windows XP 32-bit, Intel Core 2 Q6600, VBox 3.2.8
Guest(s): Windows 7/Vista 32/64bit, RHEL 5 x64.
According to VBox docs, section "8.28. VBoxManage guestcontrol", if I omit --password parameter, it is empty. However in practice this doesn't work. I have also tried: --password ""
In both cases command fails, until I set user's password in my Windows guest, and use it in VBoxManage.
In RHEL 5 Linux guest, I have deleted the user password in /etc/passwd by modifying the second column:
:x: --> ::
VERR_LOGON_FAILURE (Windows guest)
Invalid user/password credentials (Linux guest)
There is no difference whenever I use ( --password "" ) or simply skip this parameter.
If this is expected behavior, then it is worth adding a note in VBox manual.