How do I tranfer a file from a host machine to an isolated virtual machine?

How do I transfer (copy/paste.. drag/drop...etc.) a file from my host machine to the virtual server I have on the same physical box?

I am running Virtual Machine Manager and Hyper-V on a Server 2008 R2 box with a Server 2008 R2 virtual machine.

Thanks!
BartowITAsked:
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PowerToTheUsersConnect With a Mentor Commented:
@PolkSystems: browsing to \\physical\share will only work if the VM has a networkconnection to the parent (internal or external in the Virtual Network Switch, so it's notpossible if the VM has no NIC, or a NIC connected to private network in the Virtual Network Switch).

Which leaves the possibilities suggested by msmamji.
Another possibility is to create a virtual hard disk, mount it on the virtual machine (should be hot-add with Hyper-V R2), put the files on it, unmount it (might require downtime for the VM), and open the VHD-file on the parent server through disk management.
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msmamjiCommented:
Hyper-V does not support access to USB devices or support sound in guest VMs. Your only options are through n/w share or by CD/DVD/iso images. Since your VM is isolated from the n/w that rules out n/w shares. Your only option is iso images. You can download folder2iso, make a folder, keep the file(s) in the folder and then user folder2iso to make an iso of the folder. Mount the iso in the vm options.
http://www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareFolder2Iso.php?page=Folder2IsoDownload

Regards,
Shahid
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PolkSystemsCommented:
On the the physical server, create a share (for example \\physical\share). Just be sure to assign appropriate user permissions.

From the virtual machine, you can browse to \\physical\share, and then cut and past files and folders as desired.
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BartowITAuthor Commented:
It's a shame that I could do it with Virtual PC, but not in Hyper-V.
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