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Windows 7: am lost in the commandline


06 Aug 2010   #1

windows 7 professional
 
 
am lost in the commandline

Hi this is a bit off topic but i am running windows 08 server core in virtual box to try and learn it,The problem i am having is that i would like to run vboxguest additions so that the mouse runs seamlessly i can get to the D:/ drive and do a DIR to see what is in there (see attachment) i would like to know how do i run the .exe file to get the guest additions to run.
Thank you .




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06 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You don't want to run the file that ends in run...but rather the one that ends in .exe.

I haven't had a chance to install these on a server core install to see if they work fine. Some apps can be hit or miss...but a quick look at the vbox forums seems to indicate these should install.
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06 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

I've installed the GuestAdditions many times and have never done it from the command line. There is an option in one of the menus that says something like "Install GuestAdditions". I'm not on a computer that has VirtualBox installed right now or I would give you the exact menu item.
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06 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick463 View Post
Hi this is a bit off topic but i am running windows 08 server core in virtual box to try and learn it,The problem i am having is that i would like to run vboxguest additions so that the mouse runs seamlessly i can get to the D:/ drive and do a DIR to see what is in there (see attachment) i would like to know how do i run the .exe file to get the guest additions to run.
Thank you .
To run an .exe file from the command line, just type it's name without the .exe extension. For example, if the file is "install.exe", then type "install" (without the quotes) and hit <ENTER>.
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06 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7 professional
 
 

Thank you Dzomlija that worked perfictly you are the man.
Cheers Michael.
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06 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick463 View Post
Thank you Dzomlija that worked perfictly you are the man.
Cheers Michael.
Anytime, Mick. Welcome to SevenForums!
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