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Browser in the Box in a VM with Windows 10

Hello everyone,

On a Mac Pro, I am using VM Ware Fusion to deploy a Windows machine running MS Windows 10. I want to provide the user of this Windows machine with secure access to the Internet using Browser in the Box. In the settings for the VM on the Mac, I have enabled hypervisor applications in the "Processors" settings. When launching Browser in the Box, I get the attached error message. Can someone please let me know if I need to do any other settings on the VM, or in Windows 10 to get it running?

With kind regards
Volker

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scott28tt
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If you can copy/paste the text of that dialog box into a comment here it will give those who don’t understand German the ability to use a translation tool to be able to help you.

 


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Here is the Text:

German:

Eine virtuelle CPU wechselte aufgrund
eines Fehlers in den Status, in dem sie
heruntergefahren werden kann.
Dies hätte bei einem physischen Computer zu
einem Neustart geführt. Der Fehler kann durch
eine fehlerhafte Konfiguration der virtuellen
Maschine, einen Fehler im Gastbetriebssystem
oder ein Problem in der VMware Fusion-
Software verursacht werden.
Klicken Sie auf 'OK', um die virtuelle Maschine
neu zu starten, oder auf 'Abbrechen', um die
virtuelle Maschine auszuschalten.

English (with DeepL)

A virtual CPU changed to the state
an error into the state in which it can be shut down.
can be shut down.
This would have led to a reboot on a physical computer.
a reboot on a physical computer. The error can be caused by
a faulty configuration of the virtual
machine, an error in the guest operating system
or a problem in the VMware Fusion
software.
Click OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to exit the virtual machine.
restart the virtual machine or Cancel to turn off the virtual machine.
shut down the virtual machine.

Regards, Volker

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Technogeezer
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

What version of Fusion, what version of macOS, and what model of Mac Pro hardware are you using (from "About This Mac")?

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

If I understand the situation, Browser in the Box is installing a copy of Virtual Box in your Windows 10 virtual machine to run a customized Virtual Box virtual machine.

The developer supports Browser in the Box on Windows releases up to Windows 8. Have you checked with them to verify that it works/is supported on Windows 10?

Since you are attempting nested virtualization, and If you are running macOS Big Sur or Monterey and Fusion 12 on a supported Mac, you may wish to see if the following KB article has information that might be useful https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/80785 . It's possible that the Apple Hypervisor Framework isn't providing some function to the VM that the nested Virtual Box hypervisor wants. 

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Here is the configuration of the system:

Mac Pro (end of 2013)
Processor: 2.7 GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5
Memory: 64 GB 1866 MHz DDR3
macOS: Monterey 12.3.1

VMware Fusion: Professional Version 12.2.3 (19436697)

Windows Edition: Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2667 v2 @ 3.30GHz 3.30 GHz
System Type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based Processor
Installed RAM: 8.00 GB

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