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20 Jan 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation


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Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install)

6.1.18 | Updated: 20 Jan 2021



Downloads of v 6.1.18:



Software Author(s):

  • Oracle Corporation

Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.18

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To install Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install), 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 virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install -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 virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install -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 virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install installed
    name: virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install
    state: present
    version: 6.1.18
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.1.18'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install,
    Version: 6.1.18,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install
   Name     = 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.1.18'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.1.18',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install virtualbox-guest-additions-guest.install version="6.1.18" 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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Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 20 Jan 2021.


NOTE: This package should be installed inside your guest Windows VM and is useful for automating the building of Virtualbox VM's. It is not meant to be installed on the host.

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.

The Guest Additions offer the following features:

  • Mouse pointer integration. To overcome the limitations for mouse support described in Section 1.9.2, “Capturing and Releasing Keyboard and Mouse”, this feature provides you with seamless mouse support. You will only have one mouse pointer and pressing the Host key is no longer required to "free" the mouse from being captured by the guest OS.
  • Shared folders. These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest. Much like ordinary Windows network shares, you can tell Oracle VM VirtualBox to treat a certain host directory as a shared folder, and Oracle VM VirtualBox will make it available to the guest operating system as a network share, irrespective of whether guest actually has a network.
  • Better video support. While the virtual graphics card which Oracle VM VirtualBox emulates for any guest operating system provides all the basic features, the custom video drivers that are installed with the Guest Additions provide you with extra high and non-standard video modes, as well as accelerated video performance.
    In addition, with Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris guests, you can resize the virtual machine's window if the Guest Additions are installed. The video resolution in the guest will be automatically adjusted, as if you had manually entered an arbitrary resolution in the guest's Display settings.
  • Seamless windows. With this feature, the individual windows that are displayed on the desktop of the virtual machine can be mapped on the host's desktop, as if the underlying application was actually running on the host.
  • Generic host/guest communication channels. The Guest Additions enable you to control and monitor guest execution. The "guest properties" provide a generic string-based mechanism to exchange data bits between a guest and a host, some of which have special meanings for controlling and monitoring the guest.
  • Time synchronization. With the Guest Additions installed, Oracle VM VirtualBox can ensure that the guest's system time is better synchronized with that of the host.
  • Shared clipboard. With the Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of the guest operating system can optionally be shared with your host operating system.
  • Automated logins. Also called credentials passing.

Each version of Oracle VM VirtualBox, even minor releases, ship with their own version of the Guest Additions. While the interfaces through which the Oracle VM VirtualBox core communicates with the Guest Additions are kept stable so that Guest Additions already installed in a VM should continue to work when Oracle VM VirtualBox is upgraded on the host, for best results, it is recommended to keep the Guest Additions at the same version.

The Windows and Linux Guest Additions therefore check automatically whether they have to be updated. If the host is running a newer Oracle VM VirtualBox version than the Guest Additions, a notification with further instructions is displayed in the guest.

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$i = 0
do {
    $tempPath = Join-Path -Path $env:TEMP -ChildPath ([System.Guid]::NewGuid().ToString())
} while ((Test-Path -Path $tempPath) -and ($i -lt 100))

# check we've not hit the count limit
if ($i -ge 100) {
  Write-Error "We couldn't find a temp folder name to create! (count: $i)"

# Create the folder
$null = New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $tempPath

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileFullPath   = Join-Path -Path $tempPath -ChildPath 'vboxadditions.iso'
  destination    = Join-Path -Path $tempPath -ChildPath 'extracted'
  fileType       = 'ZIP'
  url            = ''
  checksum       = '904432eb331d7ae517afaa4e4304e6492b7947b46ecb8267de7ef792c4921b4c'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

$binX86Filename = 'VBoxWindowsAdditions-x86.exe'
$binX64Filename = 'VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64.exe'
$installArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType = 'EXE'
  file = Join-Path -Path $packageArgs.destination -ChildPath $binX86Filename
  file64 = Join-Path -Path $packageArgs.destination -ChildPath $binX64Filename
  silentArgs = '/S'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

# certificate can be found inside the GPL version of virtualbox:
# current is expired 3/23/2022
$certFile = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath "Trusted-OracleCorporationVirtualBox-05308b76ac2e15b29720fb4395f65f38.cer"
certutil -addstore -f "TrustedPublisher" $certFile

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @installArgs
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To verify the files using the project source:

1. Please go to the project source location ( and download the source files;
2. Use Get-FileHash -Path Trusted-OracleCorporationVirtualBox-05308b76ac2e15b29720fb4395f65f38.cer to get the file hash value from both the built file (from step 1 above) and the file from the package and compare them;

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.16 2541 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.14 972 Saturday, September 5, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.12 1091 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.10 809 Friday, June 5, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.8 542 Friday, May 15, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.6 620 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.4 1054 Thursday, February 20, 2020 Approved
Virtualbox Guest Additions For Guest Windows OS (Install) 6.1.2 639 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Approved

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