Opened 13 years ago

#9806 new defect

VirtualBox Manager does not update Machine status when the VM is started in a different desktop (sysinternals)

Reported by: george lawton Owned by:
Component: VMM Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4
Keywords: VM VMM status sysinternal desktops 7 corruption filesystem Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows


I use SysInternals desktops on Windows 7 64, which gives Windows four desktops. I nominally run VMM on desktop 1 and VMs on each of the other three desktops. All works fine, except for the VM status does not get updated on the VMM running in desktop 1.

This has led to corrupted VM Linux filesystems due to executing a VM management task while the VM was in a state that normally would not allow the task to be executed.

If the VMM is run in the same desktop as the VM, then the status gets updated.

WORKAROUND: verify that the VM is shutdown before performing any management tasks in the VMM.

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