Cannot Connect to Lan From Vmware Machine on Vista Host
Posted on 2009-04-27
I have a Windows 7 machine that connects to the network nicely.
I have installed VMWare Workstation 6.5.2 to host a windows XP on it.
All was working fine initially, then I had some network connectivity issues, I assumed it was to do with the "unidentified Network",
so I had a go at trying to edit the VM Network Config which didn't help,
so I switched from NAT to Bridged Networking, which solved it for a while but now the issue has returned.
The XP Vm can ping the servers on the Lan but cannot connect to them \\Servername or \\IP Address.
I have turned the XP and Windows 7 firewalls off, rebooted, disabled and re-enabled, disconnected and renewed...etc
I have just re-installed vmware and that hasn't helped either...I am sure this is a configuration thing, that someone running vmware on Vista can resolve.