Open Source VirtualBox Client with Remote Management
Installing on Windows
There are several methods of installing RemoteBox on Windows. The first method is what we might call a Native install. The remaining methods use a Windows 10 feature called WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). This is a Linux
compatibility layer for Windows and their are several distributions to choose from. There isn't much advantage in chosing one method over another so chose whatever you feel suits you best.
These instructions describe installing the RemoteBox client and assume you have administrator privileges. VirtualBox must also
be installed on the server and configured to accept connections from RemoteBox. Instructions for installing VirtualBox and configuring it as a service can be found in the
RemoteBox manual. As RemoteBox was developed to run on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, installation on Windows can be complicated but is possible.
Option 1 : Native Install
SISYPHUSION PERL REPO IS DOWN. YOU WILL NEED TO DO NEW INSTALLS USING THE WSL METHODS DESCRIBED BELOW
Even if you have a 64bit edition of windows, download the v5.28.x 32bit (MSI) version of Strawberry Perl
Other versions of Strawberry Perl may work, but have not been tested.
Run the Strawberry Perl installer, follow the instructions and install it to the following location:
Configure Strawberry Perl to use the Sisyphusion Perl Repository and install additional modules. In
order to do this, you need to open a 'DOS' style command prompt by running cmd.exe (consult google if you don't know how to do this). Run the following commands in the commmand prompt:
ppm set repository sisyphusion http://sisyphusion.tk/ppm
ppm set save
ppm install Cairo Pango Gtk2 Glib
Download the latest RemoteBox-x.y.tar.gz file from the RemoteBox website and unpack the archive using you're favourite tool such as WinZIP, WinRAR, 7Zip etc.
For simplicity, rename the unpacked folder from RemoteBox-x.y to just RemoteBox and copy that folder to the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)
To create an icon for RemoteBox, navigate to the following folder in Windows Explorer
Select the file called wperl.exe, press the right mouse button and choose 'Create Shortcut'.
Rename the newly created shortcut to simply RemoteBox
Select the shortcut, press the right mouse button and choose 'Properties'
Change the target field to say (include quotes "):