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How to set up a shared folder in VMware Server

Using VMWare Server (I think 2.0) with the host computer of WIndows Vista. How do I set up a shared folder on the host OS that can be accessed by the VMWare images? I'm unable to ping the host computer from the VMWare image.
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opike
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Jon500Commented:
Hi,

Did you try to access the drive on the host using this syntax from the guest (VM):

\\computerhostname\c$

At that point, do you get an NT challenge/response dialog on the guest into which you can enter the name of a user (and their password) who has access to the C$ resource?

Regards,
Jon500
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ryder0707Commented:
The same way you normally do it on physical host
Just ensure both host & VMs are on the same subnet, if the guest OS network adapter is set to bridge/host only, ensure it gets ip address from dhcp server or manually assign ip address to it
Ensure firewall service is disabled on both host & VMs
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opikeAuthor Commented:
"Did you try to access the drive on the host using this syntax from the guest (VM):

\\computerhostname\c$"

Just tried it and no luck.

"At that point, do you get an NT challenge/response dialog on the guest into which you can enter the name of a user (and their password) who has access to the C$ resource?"

I get a "Network Error" message box stating "Windows cannot access \\OLLIE-PC\C$"

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ashraf882Commented:
Choose VM > Settings > Options and click Shared folders.
1.      Choose VM > Settings
2.      Select Options
3.      Click Shared Folders
4.      Click Add to open the Add Shared Folder Wizard and click Next
5.      Enter a name and location for the shared folder and click Next
6.      Enter attributes for the shared folder.
7.      Click Finish.
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opikeAuthor Commented:
>>"The same way you normally do it on physical host
Just ensure both host VMs are on the same subnet, if the guest OS network adapter is set to bridge/host only, ensure it gets ip address from dhcp server or manually assign ip address to it
Ensure firewall service is disabled on both host"

Currently the guest VM network adapters
"Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" and "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" are set up for DHCP

I've attached the output from an ipconfig /all from the guest VM.

The firewall has been disabled in both the guest and the host.



 
ipconfig.txt
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opikeAuthor Commented:
How do I get to "VM->Settings" in VMWare Server? I'm not using VMWare Workstation.
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coolsport00Commented:
There is no "settings" for VMWare Server..only "Configure VM" and I didn't see Options as 'ashraf' mentioned above. As "ryder" stated, you should be able to just configure whatever folders on your host to be shared, then on your guest, just create a mapped drive. Will that work for what you're needing? Maybe I'm not understanding fully what you're wanting to do...

Regards,
~coolsport00
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opikeAuthor Commented:
coolsport: That's what I'm trying to do but I am unable to see the host shared folder from the guest.
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coolsport00Commented:
Then the question comes into play, do you see any part of your network (Network Places -> Entire Network)? Is your VM on the domain? What are the security settings of the share? Let us know.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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opikeAuthor Commented:
Discovered the problem... the VMWare adapters on the host had been disabled (duh).
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