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Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

  1. #1


    Jefffff Guest

    Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

    The point of the folder sharing is for when the virtual server is in an
    isolated virtual network and therefore cannot be reached via UNC. For
    example, if you clone a production server for testing, that virtual server
    cannot participate on the production network and must be isolated.

    Very common, very significant.

    --
    thanks,
    -Jeff


    "Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT]" wrote:

    > Why do you need this instead of UNC on a server?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Benjamin Armstrong
    > ============================
    > Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    > Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    > Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    >
    > Jefffff wrote:

    > > What a shame! You can do it in Microsofts Virtual PC, so I thought for sure
    > > there would be a way to do it in Virtual Server.
    > >
    > > No folder sharing significantly decreases the usefulness of this technology
    > > for us (is anyone at Microsoft listening?).
    > >
    >

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  2. #2


    Blake Guest

    Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

    I typically work around this by using the ability to mount an ISO image

    It isn't the prettiest solution, but if I need files on a VM that has no
    network connectivity, I convert said files/folders into an ISO (using
    something like isorecorder) and then mount that ISO within the Hyper-V
    console.

    B

    "Jefffff" <Jefffff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    newsC9264E7-E715-4374-A0A0-59CEDBF71E3D@xxxxxx

    > The point of the folder sharing is for when the virtual server is in an
    > isolated virtual network and therefore cannot be reached via UNC. For
    > example, if you clone a production server for testing, that virtual server
    > cannot participate on the production network and must be isolated.
    >
    > Very common, very significant.
    >
    > --
    > thanks,
    > -Jeff
    >
    >
    > "Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT]" wrote:
    >

    >> Why do you need this instead of UNC on a server?
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> Benjamin Armstrong
    >> ============================
    >> Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    >> Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    >> Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm
    >>
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    >>
    >> Jefffff wrote:

    >> > What a shame! You can do it in Microsofts Virtual PC, so I thought for
    >> > sure
    >> > there would be a way to do it in Virtual Server.
    >> >
    >> > No folder sharing significantly decreases the usefulness of this
    >> > technology
    >> > for us (is anyone at Microsoft listening?).
    >> >
    >>


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  3. #3


    Charlie Russel - MVP Guest

    Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

    Or, if it's only a few files, create a blank VFD and use that.

    But yes, I "burn" an ISO.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel

    "Blake" <blake.duffey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uBvaBRQnJHA.5420@xxxxxx

    >I typically work around this by using the ability to mount an ISO image
    >
    > It isn't the prettiest solution, but if I need files on a VM that has no
    > network connectivity, I convert said files/folders into an ISO (using
    > something like isorecorder) and then mount that ISO within the Hyper-V
    > console.
    >
    > B
    >
    > "Jefffff" <Jefffff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > newsC9264E7-E715-4374-A0A0-59CEDBF71E3D@xxxxxx

    >> The point of the folder sharing is for when the virtual server is in an
    >> isolated virtual network and therefore cannot be reached via UNC. For
    >> example, if you clone a production server for testing, that virtual
    >> server
    >> cannot participate on the production network and must be isolated.
    >>
    >> Very common, very significant.
    >>
    >> --
    >> thanks,
    >> -Jeff
    >>
    >>
    >> "Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT]" wrote:
    >>

    >>> Why do you need this instead of UNC on a server?
    >>>
    >>> Cheers,
    >>> Benjamin Armstrong
    >>> ============================
    >>> Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    >>> Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    >>> Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm
    >>>
    >>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >>> rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    >>>
    >>> Jefffff wrote:
    >>> > What a shame! You can do it in Microsofts Virtual PC, so I thought
    >>> > for sure
    >>> > there would be a way to do it in Virtual Server.
    >>> >
    >>> > No folder sharing significantly decreases the usefulness of this
    >>> > technology
    >>> > for us (is anyone at Microsoft listening?).
    >>> >
    >>>
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    mgsubs Guest

    Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

    I too have the same issue. I really wished microsoft had kept the folder
    sharing in hyper-v. As Blake does, I too convert my files to ISO and then
    mount it. But I use the utility "Folder2ISO". Very simple to use and
    extremely useful to convert folders to ISO on the fly. Its just a stand
    alone utility. Can't remember from where I downloaded though.

    I am also looking for something else that I can simply add/remove files to
    an ISO directly without having to convert everytime...anyone knows?


    "Charlie Russel - MVP" <charlie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:u7Q1E9SnJHA.996@xxxxxx

    > Or, if it's only a few files, create a blank VFD and use that.
    >
    > But yes, I "burn" an ISO.
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    > "Blake" <blake.duffey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uBvaBRQnJHA.5420@xxxxxx

    >>I typically work around this by using the ability to mount an ISO image
    >>
    >> It isn't the prettiest solution, but if I need files on a VM that has no
    >> network connectivity, I convert said files/folders into an ISO (using
    >> something like isorecorder) and then mount that ISO within the Hyper-V
    >> console.
    >>
    >> B
    >>
    >> "Jefffff" <Jefffff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> newsC9264E7-E715-4374-A0A0-59CEDBF71E3D@xxxxxx

    >>> The point of the folder sharing is for when the virtual server is in an
    >>> isolated virtual network and therefore cannot be reached via UNC. For
    >>> example, if you clone a production server for testing, that virtual
    >>> server
    >>> cannot participate on the production network and must be isolated.
    >>>
    >>> Very common, very significant.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> thanks,
    >>> -Jeff
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT]" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Why do you need this instead of UNC on a server?
    >>>>
    >>>> Cheers,
    >>>> Benjamin Armstrong
    >>>> ============================
    >>>> Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    >>>> Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    >>>> Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm
    >>>>
    >>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >>>> rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    >>>>
    >>>> Jefffff wrote:
    >>>> > What a shame! You can do it in Microsofts Virtual PC, so I thought
    >>>> > for sure
    >>>> > there would be a way to do it in Virtual Server.
    >>>> >
    >>>> > No folder sharing significantly decreases the usefulness of this
    >>>> > technology
    >>>> > for us (is anyone at Microsoft listening?).
    >>>> >
    >>>>
    >>
    >>
    >

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  5. #5


    Charlie Russel - MVP Guest

    Re: Accessing Host Files (aka: sharing folders with virtual machin

    Magic ISO should handle adding and removing files from the ISO.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel

    "mgsubs" <mgsubs@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uIB7adnnJHA.6040@xxxxxx

    >I too have the same issue. I really wished microsoft had kept the folder
    >sharing in hyper-v. As Blake does, I too convert my files to ISO and then
    >mount it. But I use the utility "Folder2ISO". Very simple to use and
    >extremely useful to convert folders to ISO on the fly. Its just a stand
    >alone utility. Can't remember from where I downloaded though.
    >
    > I am also looking for something else that I can simply add/remove files to
    > an ISO directly without having to convert everytime...anyone knows?
    >
    >
    > "Charlie Russel - MVP" <charlie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:u7Q1E9SnJHA.996@xxxxxx

    >> Or, if it's only a few files, create a blank VFD and use that.
    >>
    >> But yes, I "burn" an ISO.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>
    >> "Blake" <blake.duffey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:uBvaBRQnJHA.5420@xxxxxx

    >>>I typically work around this by using the ability to mount an ISO image
    >>>
    >>> It isn't the prettiest solution, but if I need files on a VM that has no
    >>> network connectivity, I convert said files/folders into an ISO (using
    >>> something like isorecorder) and then mount that ISO within the Hyper-V
    >>> console.
    >>>
    >>> B
    >>>
    >>> "Jefffff" <Jefffff@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> newsC9264E7-E715-4374-A0A0-59CEDBF71E3D@xxxxxx
    >>>> The point of the folder sharing is for when the virtual server is in an
    >>>> isolated virtual network and therefore cannot be reached via UNC. For
    >>>> example, if you clone a production server for testing, that virtual
    >>>> server
    >>>> cannot participate on the production network and must be isolated.
    >>>>
    >>>> Very common, very significant.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> thanks,
    >>>> -Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT]" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Why do you need this instead of UNC on a server?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Cheers,
    >>>>> Benjamin Armstrong
    >>>>> ============================
    >>>>> Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    >>>>> Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    >>>>> Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >>>>> rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jefffff wrote:
    >>>>> > What a shame! You can do it in Microsofts Virtual PC, so I thought
    >>>>> > for sure
    >>>>> > there would be a way to do it in Virtual Server.
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > No folder sharing significantly decreases the usefulness of this
    >>>>> > technology
    >>>>> > for us (is anyone at Microsoft listening?).
    >>>>> >
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >

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