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Hyper-V Virtual Machine access to parent partition

I currently have a Hyper-V setup with numerous Virtual Machines and all is running well. I would like to have a couple of the VM's access files on the parent partition of the host server. This link provides instructions on how to do this.

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2008/09/16/exchanging-files-between-parent-and-child-partitions-in-hyper-v.aspx

When the setup is finished I am able to ping back and forth between the host and VM on the Virtual adapters but can see no way to access any files. Disk management and Windows Explorer show no additional drives on the VM machine.

I seem to be having a brain freeze on this. What am I missing??????? Thanks.

Steve
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wantabe2Commented:
Instead of restarting all the different services, I'd schedule a rebott of the host machine. That will probably fix it.
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sirvodkaAuthor Commented:
I rebooted the host server and there is no change.
I am able to access the shared folders on the host system doing the following from Windows Explorer:

\\10.10.10.1\ share       (this is the ip address I gave the host Internal Virtual Nic)
\\servername\ share     (this is obviously accessing the shares using DNS)

So this brings up a couple of questions.
Is this the only way to access the parent partition?
By using the Internal Nic address is this accessing directly to the local drive?
By using the DNS name is it routing out to the network and then back in to the share on the local drive?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
yes, this is the only way to access the drive on the host server unless you configure some settings before you create the pertition on the host drive. You cann't think of the vm as being local on the host when it comes to networking because the virtual nic doesn't know that it is actually a virtual niic.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
yes, this is the only way to access the drive on the host server unless you configure some settings before you create the pertition on the host drive. You cann't think of the vm as being local on the host when it comes to networking because the virtual nic doesn't know that it is actually a virtual niic.
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sirvodkaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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