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I'm using VMware Workstation 6.5 and my VM is Server 2008.

I am setting up WDS and I need to access my local hard drive, a vista machine, to get the install images for WDS.

I have tried to add a drive to my vm under the option of a physical drive partition instead of a virtual one but I get an error before Server2008 starts up.

I have read something similar only it was with a local windows machine and a linux vm, said something about sharing a folder.

Thanks
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Wouldn't one have to access the drive as a shared drive from the WDS box (Vista machine).
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1) Go to your Virtual Machine Settings
2) Go to the "Options" tab
3) Click on the "Shared Folders" option from the list, and then set Folder Sharing to "Always enabled"
4) Click "Add" and browse to the folder you'd like to share, give the share a name and follow the on screen instructions.
5) Your shared folder will be located in the following location in your VM: "\\.host\Shared Folders\" (e.g. Start>Run>"\\.host\Shared Folders\")
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Great answer much appreciated
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