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Network in Host and guest os

  1. #1


    Mahendran Guest

    Network in Host and guest os

    hi guys,

    Iam trying to connect the host os with guest os to share files can
    any one tell me how can i do this, I want a step by step guide and one thing
    my host pc not connected to any network Iam usiong only one pc.

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  2. #2


    Bo Berglund Guest

    Re: Network in Host and guest os

    On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 20:38:01 -0800, Mahendran
    <Mahendran@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >hi guys,
    >
    > Iam trying to connect the host os with guest os to share files can
    >any one tell me how can i do this, I want a step by step guide and one thing
    >my host pc not connected to any network Iam usiong only one pc.
    Assuming (since you did not tell us anything about it):
    1) You are using VPC2007 on your real computer (host)
    2) You are running Windows XP or Windows Vista on the host computer
    3) You are runnong Windows XP on your guest (virtual machine)

    Since you are not using a network as you say, your options are a bit
    limited:

    A) You can still create a small virtual network between the host PC
    and the guest machine.

    This is the most robust option but requires you to be a bit networking
    aware. Since you say you are not we skip this....

    B) You can use the VPC2007 feature "Shared folders"

    This is how you do this:
    - Make sure that you have the Virtual Machine Additions installed in
    your guest. You can tell this if you are able to move the mouse
    pointer easily between the guest and host and click on items in both
    without using the keyboard to "release" the mouse to get back to the
    host.
    If this works then you are good, if not then you need to use the
    Action menu on the guest window to install the additions.

    - Create an empty folder in your host machine's guest, for example
    C:\VPCShared

    - In the VPC2007 console select the guest (which must be running) and
    then click the Settings button.

    - Go to the item "Shared folders" on the left

    - Click the "Share folder" button on the right and browse to the
    folder you created above. You can also set the checkbox to always
    share this folder in the future.

    - This folder will appear as a drive letter in the guest and you can
    change the letter if you like. The default is Z:

    - Click the OK button to close the settings window.

    Now you can put files into the folder on the host, which can be read
    from the guest in drive Z: and vice versa.

    C) Use drag and drop with Windows Explorer in both guest and host.

    Again this requires you to have installed the Virtual Machine
    Additions on your guest. See above.
    But having done this you can now open a Windows Explorer window in
    both guest and host and navigate to some interesting folder in each.
    Then you can grab a file with the mouse and drag it across to the
    explorer window on the other and drop it. It will be copied over from
    guest to host or host to guest depending on drag direction.

    --

    Bo Berglund (Sweden)

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  3. #3


    klaus Guest

    RE: Network in Host and guest os


    > hi guys,
    >
    > Iam trying to connect the host os with guest os to share files can
    > any one tell me how can i do this, I want a step by step guide and one thing
    > my host pc not connected to any network Iam usiong only one pc.
    8qlrGO h1! oxyumelno!

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  4. #4


    klaus Guest

    RE: Network in Host and guest os


    > hi guys,
    >
    > Iam trying to connect the host os with guest os to share files can
    > any one tell me how can i do this, I want a step by step guide and one thing
    > my host pc not connected to any network Iam usiong only one pc.
    8qlrGO h1! oxyumelno!

    Posted via http://www.VirtualServerFaq.com - Brought to you by Business Information Technology Shop - http://www.bitshop.com

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