On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 17:01:10 -0400, FACE <AFaceInTheCrowd@xxxxxx>
>Host: Win XP pro
>I have a virtual machines that has small traffic between it and the host
>I do not want "additions" for a shared folder.
>I want to set it up as a network drive.
>So far as i see, I need to set it up in "My network Places".
>I have no idea how to describe it.
>The "view examples" on the description page is an empty hyperlink.
>Any help here?
You can do what you want directly on the command prompt on each
machine. We use this method in batch scripts in the startup folder on
machines we need to use specific shared folders.
From the top of my head:
Start on the host by creating a folder and then sharing it on the
c:\>net share myshare=c:\data\sharedfolder /unlimited
Then on the guest connect to that share as drive letter W:
c:\>net use W: \\<hostpcname>\myshare /persistent:yes
For this to work the user account on the guest that performs this
operation must also exist on the host as a local user with the same
password. It is possible to also define the user account on the host
to use directly on the command line:
c:\>net use W: \\<hostpcname>\myshare <password> /user:<accountname>
If you want write access (default is read only) then you need to go to
the host and use Windows Explorer and rightclick the shared folder and
select properties/security and then for the user's entry allow write
access (or full control).
Bo Berglund (Sweden)