Downloads of v 4.3.18:


Last Update:

19 Oct 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Oracle


virtualbox virtualization guest vm

VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install)

This is not the latest version of VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install) available.

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4.3.18 | Updated: 19 Oct 2014



Downloads of v 4.3.18:



Software Author(s):

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VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install) 4.3.18

This is not the latest version of VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install) available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade vboxguestadditions.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'4.3.18'" [other options]

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choco upgrade vboxguestadditions.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'4.3.18'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
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- name: Install vboxguestadditions.install
    name: vboxguestadditions.install
    version: '4.3.18'
    state: present

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chocolatey_package 'vboxguestadditions.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.3.18'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vboxguestadditions.install
    Name     = "vboxguestadditions.install"
    Version  = "4.3.18"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vboxguestadditions.install':
  ensure   => '4.3.18',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was submitted prior to moderation and has not been approved. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


The Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

$packageName = 'VBoxGuestAdditions.install' 
$url = ''

$unzip = Join-Path $env:TEMP VBoxGuestAdditions
New-Item -Path $unzip -ItemType Directory -Force | Out-Null

$tempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "chocolatey\$packageName"
New-Item -Path $tempDir -ItemType Directory -Force | Out-Null
$fileFullPath = Join-Path $tempDir "$packageName.iso"
Get-ChocolateyWebFile `
    -packageName $packageName `
    -url $url -url64bit $url `
    -fileFullPath $fileFullPath

$7zip = "$($env:ProgramFiles)\7-Zip\7z.exe" 
$process = Start-Process $7zip -ArgumentList "x -o`"$unzip`" -y `"$fileFullPath`"" -Wait -WindowStyle Hidden -PassThru
try { if (!($process.HasExited)) { Wait-Process $process } } catch { }

Set-Location $unzip
Set-Location .\cert
.\VBoxCertUtil.exe add-trusted-publisher .\oracle-vbox.cer
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage -packageName $packageName -silentArgs '/S' -file 'VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe'

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VirtualBox Guest Additions (Install) 5.2.12 2598 Friday, June 8, 2018 Approved
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