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Last Update:

04 Feb 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mathias Herrmann
  • Zhe Fang
  • Runar Buvik


oracle VBoxVmService virtualbox virtualization vm service


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6.0 | Updated: 04 Feb 2019



Downloads of v 6.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Mathias Herrmann
  • Zhe Fang
  • Runar Buvik

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VBoxVmService 6.0

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To install VBoxVmService, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VBoxVmService, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VBoxVmService, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vboxvmservice -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vboxvmservice -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vboxvmservice installed
    name: vboxvmservice
    state: present
    version: 6.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vboxvmservice' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vboxvmservice,
    Version: 6.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vboxvmservice
   Name     = 'vboxvmservice'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vboxvmservice':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vboxvmservice version="6.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 05 Feb 2019.


The open source virtualization software VirtualBox is lacking an option to run virtual machines as a Windows NT/XP/2003/W7/W8x service entity. VBoxVmService does the trick!

$packageName= 'VBoxVmService'
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  softwareName  = 'VBoxVmService'
  checksum      = '24CC6DCF0C5F8C25FCA5181952E86C5525D83F981CAECE6C5DE1F3E1EC673546'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
VBoxVmService 5.2 707 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Approved
VBoxVmService 5.1 499 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
VBoxVmService 660 Saturday, May 31, 2014 Unknown

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