My co-worker has an old Mac, and needs to test something on Windows. His Mac is not powerful enough to run a VM, so he needs the ones I have. I have a few VMs that fit his needs.
The solution I thought of was for me to host the VMs, and for him to connect to them through RDP. If you have a simpler solutions, I'm all ears. And no, we don't (yet) have a local server to run the VMs on in headless mode (that would be perfect).
I use VirtualBox 4.2.12, hosted on Windows 7 Pro. The VM I'm using are downloaded from http://www.modern.ie; right now I'm trying with Windows 7 Enterprise.
The VirtualBox addons are installed on the guest OS; I even have reinstalled them, just in case.
In the config of the VM, in the Display/Remote Access tab, I have checked "Enable the server", port 3390, no authentication, allow multiple connections. I have also tried with various random ports, with the same result
In the Network tab, I have tried NAT and bridge:
- When I use "NAT", when I try to connect to
m.y.i.p:3390using mstsc, I get a message:
Your computer could not connect to another console session on the remote computer because you already have a console session in progress. I can't find much on this error on Google, and anything I found didn't work, like here.
- When I use "bridge", I get a classic message when you try to connect to a computer that doesn't exist or has RDP disabled, using the VM's IP, even though I have disabled the firewall in the VM.
The firewall has been disabled on both the guest and the host OS.
Do you have any idea on how I can get a remote access into these VMs ?