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  • Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

    Hi guys,

    I'm trying do access network shares of the Host machine, from the guest machine.

    I'm able to access any other network share from any other machine (physical or virtual), I just cannot access the shares of the host. Also cannot access the network shares from the host machine to the guest machines...

    The VM's are using bridged network adapters.

    Does anyone knows what could be happening? Any miscofigurations?

    Thanks in advance + best regards,
    Pérsio

  • #2
    Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

    What are the OS versions of your host and your guest?

    Please provide some more details if you can?
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    • #3
      Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

      What VMware software and version? Sounds like Workstation. Do you have folder sharing enabled? Are you attempting to use VMware integrated folder sharing, or Microsoft native folder sharing?
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      • #4
        Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

        Both OS versions are Windows Server 2003 STD.

        I'm using VMWare Server 1.0.7 and VMWare Sharing Folders is not enable and I'm trying to use Windows Native Sharing Folder. I'm trying to access VM host shared folder from VM guest and vice-versa.

        Like from the guest \\host\sharename or from the host \\guest\sharename.

        From other machines it works nice.

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

          What is the error message or symptom when you attempt to access the \\server\share\ ? Prompted for credentails? Resource doesn't exist? Can you drop to a command prompt and ping the host name? Could this be a name resolution problem? Can you access the server share using the IP address? ie. \\10.0.0.1\share\ ?

          Jas
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          • #6
            Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

            When I try to access the shares, I wait for too long and following errorbox appears:

            -------------------------------------------------------------------------

            \\serverxxxx

            No network provider accepted the given network path.
            -------------------------------------------------------------------------

            I also cannot access the resources using IP address.

            BUT, I'm able to ping both machines via IP Address and NETBIOS and FQDN names (Host to Guest, Gest to Host).
            And both machines are in AD domain. The guest machine uses bridge adapter.
            Windows Firewall is disable, bla bla bla...

            Thanks!
            Last edited by persiohartmann; 8th October 2008, 18:56.

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            • #7
              Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

              Do you have IPSEC enabled, or have you modified security settings via Group Policy in Active Directory or Local Policy on the local machine for Client/Server authentication? Is the server service running on both client and server? I'm grasping at straws here.
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              • #8
                Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

                Nothing brotha.

                IPSEC disable an no security changes in AD or Local GPOs.
                The server service is running on both sides...

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                • #9
                  Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

                  Can you test to see what happens if you changed the virtual machine adapter from bridged or default bridged, to host only?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

                    Dude, nothing happens.
                    Only when I go to host only mode, I lose connection with all devices on the network.
                    When I return to bridge mode, same problem persist.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cannot Access Host Network Share From Guest VM

                      I'm out of ideas for you and since I'm short on time today, I'm going to have to treat your help request as a sort of DNS recursive request. For further help, head on over to the VMware Server 1.x forums and see someone there can assist: http://communities.vmware.com/commun...server/server1
                      Last edited by jasonboche; 10th October 2008, 13:42.
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