Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management
2019-12-13 : RemoteBox 2.7-PR1 Released
This is a pre-release version of RemoteBox compatible with the new VirtualBox 6.1.x, for those who may wish to upgrade.
This release should be considered beta software and therefore probably more buggy than a production release.
Distro [ackagers should not use this version, but wait for a production release.
The final release of RemoteBox 2.7 will occur within the next few weeks as time allows
2019-09-21 : Added Windows 10 WSL Installation Videos
Videos have been added showing RemoteBox being installed under Windows 10 using the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)
2019-01-06 : RemoteBox 2.6 released
RemoteBox now requires VirtualBox 6.0.x
Added additional screen modes for video capture and video hinting
Added option to select between Video and Audio, Video Only or Audio Only when
Added support for VirtualBox VGA card with VMware SVGA II extensions
Added support for having no graphics card in the guest. Note however, you
cannot connect to the guest with RDP/VNC without a virtual graphics card.
Added support for setting the emulated serial UART type
The Audio Input and Audio Output options can now also be set while the guest
Added support to the VMM (Virtual Media Manager) for compaction of hard disk
images to reduce their physical size
Added support to the VMM (Virtual Media Manager) for resizing hard disk
Added ability to save a guest log to a local text file
Added refresh button to reload the guest logs in the log viewer
Added cancel button to the VirtualBox Preferences dialog
Removed Host-Only-Network and NAT Network configuration from the VirtualBox
preferences dialog and created the Host Network Manager dialog accessible from
the file menu
Significantly updated the RemoteBox icon set and added additional decals
To work around a VirtualBox bug, when changing a shared folder the guest
settings are now explicitly saved. This includes adding, editing and deleting
Optimised a lot of the settings retrieval code which should improve latency
especially for those on slower systems and networks.
Fixed the Edit Shared Folder dialog not correctly showing a share's Permanent
Status, when editing the shared folder.
Various code cleanups
2018-04-29 : RemoteBox 2.5 released
RemoteBox now only pops up a VirtualBox Extensions warning dialog on login,
for server operating systems that have them available but the extension pack
is not installed. Currently this is Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS X.
Others such as FreeBSD will just get a warning in the message log as there
are no VirtualBox extensions.
Added support for setting the Audio driver of a guest when using a FreeBSD
Improved the code which automatically adds the guest addition ISO to the VMM
on login which should prevent an error if the server does not provide a guest
Added support for VNC. If your server has the VNC extension pack installed,
you can use VNC to connect to the guest displays instead of RDP. You must
install a VNC client on your RemoteBox machine and configured it as
appropriate in your preferences. TigerVNC is the default client
The guest display icon now shows whether the server expects a VNC or RDP
connection when opening the display of guests.
Added option to change the floppy drive type to 360k, 720k, 1.44MB, 2.88MB
15.6MB and 63.5MB.
Added a button to assist with the automatic generation of serial port paths
Fixed a bug causing the port path setting to be reset with the defaults
Fixed audio support for Solaris servers. The SolAudio driver is non
functional in VirtualBox and has been replaced with OSS.
2017-11-04 : RemoteBox 2.4 released
RemoteBox now requires VirtualBox 5.2.x
Updated guest icons
Added option to enable/disable audio output from a guest
Added option to enable/disable audio input to a guest
Added option to record audio from the guest when capturing a video
Added support for exporting appliances to Oracle Public Cloud Format 1.0
Added ability to select a connection profile to use for automatically logging
in when starting up RemoteBox.
Added option 'Release Keys' to clear any held keys in the case where a host
and guest's keyboard status may become out of sync.
New guests now automatically have their audio output enabled
Fixed: You now can't set video RAM to zero, even though VirtualBox reports
this as a valid minimum, the guest won't start.
2017-10-19 : VirtualBox 5.2 compatibility
There are no incompatible API changes with the release of VirtualBox 5.2, so
you can continue to use RemoteBox 2.3 (ignore the version warning). Work is in progress
to update RemoteBox.
2017-05-05 : RemoteBox 2.3 released
Implemented a connection profile manager and changed the connection dialog.
Passwords can optionally be saved, however if you're highly concerned about
security, the password can still be manually entered at connection time.
Improved remote file choosers by remembering their last location throughout a
Added preference option to sort the guest list alphabetically or leave it in
Default RDP option now uses the FreeRDP new syntax unless previously
Added OS icon for Windows 2016
Fixed regression when setting setting the auto start delay time for a guest,
it would get reset to 0
When renaming the current snapshot, the new name would not be shown in the
guest list until refreshed. This has now been fixed.
Various minor GUI tweaks
2016-08-15 : RemoteBox 2.2 released
RemoteBox now requires VirtualBox 5.1.x
Added support for adding an NVMe Controller to the guest
Added the ability to set the number of SAS ports
Added support for setting the hot-pluggable flag on harddisk and optical
devices attached to SATA or USB storage controllers
Added support for specifying whether a disk controller should be bootable or
Updated the number of possible SAS ports from 8 to 255 for an attached medium
Updated FreeBSD guest OS Icons
Fixed a bug when assigning a different SAS port to a medium. RemoteBox was
not creating the SAS port first causing a port out of range error.
Fixed a bug when selecting storage attached to the USB controller. RemoteBox
incorrectly showed the IDE controller attributes.
Set default guest OS types for new guests to Windows 10 64bit, Fedora 64bit,
FreeBSD 64bit and DOS for their respective OS families
Minor changes to appdata.xml
Various GUI tweaks
2016-06-01 : RemoteBox 2.1 released
Added support for TCP mode on virtual serial ports
Added support for encryption of the guest
Added additional fields in the VMM, Encrypted & UUID
Added support for 4 serial ports
Added support for setting the audio controller codec
Paused guests can now be powered off
Set default guest OS types for new guests to Windows 7 64bit, Ubuntu 64bit,
Solaris 11 64bit for their respective OS families
Improved logon failure error reporting. It should help determine whether the
failed logon is incorrect credentials or the service not running
Fixed an issue exporting appliances of guests with USB attached storage. USB
attached storage is not supported by appliances.