Added button to save the message log to a text file. Might be useful for
Fixed: Regression introduced in 3.0 caused Connection Profiles dialog to
essentially stop working correctly, potentially losing existing profiles in
Fixed: Regression introduced in 3.0 meant that NAT rules were not shown for
IPv4 and IPv6 networks
Fixed column sorting in the VMM (Virtual Media Manager)
Fixed various list selection bugs. The get_selected() method under GTK3
returns both the model and the iterator, not just the iterator as with GTK2
RemoteBox is no longer bundled with a PDF manual. Documentation is now
exclusively maintained on the RemoteBox web site.
2021-11-14 : RemoteBox 3.0 released
RemoteBox has been ported to Gtk3. Review the requirements before updating
to ensure your operating system is compatible.
2021-11-09 : RemoteBox 2.8 released
The changes don't really justify a release however this is likely to be the
last release of RemoteBox based on Gtk2 as RemoteBox is being ported to
Removed hearbeat option as it's no longer required
Server memory bar updates changed to 58 seconds
Added option to bind the RDP/VNC server for a guest to a specific IP or
Fixed copy and clone of disks. Regression caused by passsing incorrect
datatype to the API
Added OS icon for Windows 11
2020-10-24 : Added macOS Catalina Installation Video
A video has been added showing RemoteBox being installed under macOS Catalina.
2019-12-18 : RemoteBox 2.7 released
RemoteBox now requires VirtualBox 6.1.x
VirtualBox now requires hardware virtualization and no longer supports
software virtualization. Removed associated options from RemoteBox.
Removed option of setting the video side-channel quality for an RDP
connection. This option is largely unsupported by RDP clients and not
Added support for the Virtio-SCSI controller
Added support for the AMD PCNet-ISA/NE2100 network card
Added support for nested hardware virtualization (VT-x/AMD-V) for supported
Added toolbar buttons in the VMM to create new hard disk images, new floppy
disk images (from 360K to 2.88MB) and move media to new locations
Newly created floppy disk images can be optionally pre-formatted with FAT12
Added a menu option when attached storage for creating a new floppy disk
image and automatically attaching it
Added option to specify MAC address policy when importing an appliance
Added options to specify MAC address policy and include ISO files when
exporting an appliance
Added options to Keep disk UUIDs, specify MAC policy and keep disk names when
cloning a guest
Added OS icon for Windows 2019 64bit
Rewrote the copy and disk conversion code, should be cleaner and faster
Creating a new guest, now uses the ApplyDefaults API call which was broken
in previous versions of VirtualBox. This allows a lot of code cleanups and
faster guest creation
Fixed incorrect URL on About window
Various code cleanups
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 dialogue
Removed Host-Only-Network and NAT Network configuration from the VirtualBox
preferences dialogue and created the Host Network Manager dialogue 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 dialogue 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 dialogue 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 dialogue.
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.