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

J

Jefffff

#1
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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B

Blake

#2
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
news:DC9264E7-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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C

Charlie Russel - MVP

#3
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
> news:DC9264E7-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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M

mgsubs

#4
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
>> news:DC9264E7-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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Charlie Russel - MVP

#5
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
>>> news:DC9264E7-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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