Install application in XP Virtual pc, make it available to other computers on network
Posted on 2010-11-24
My client has 4 pc’s running Windows 2000 Pro and one new pc running Windows 7 pro in a peer to peer network. There is an important application which will NOT install in Windows 7 Pro. I successfully installed the XP virtual pc. But when I create a folder in the virtual pc it is set to read only.
The name of the Windows 7 pc is MSERVER7. The name of the XP virtual pc is pcvxp
1.) The folder properties in the XP virtual pc are set to read only. How do I set folder properties to read / write?
2.) I will install the legacy application to the XP virtual pc. The Virtual pc has the same work group as the Windows 2000 Pro pc’s . The work group is called Eec. What must I do to enable the Windows 2000 Pro pc’s to access the folders in the XP virtual pc? I have to share them somehow.
3.) Then I will have to map a drive letter from the Windows 2000 Pro pcs to the shared drive on the XP virtual pc. When I create the mapped drive, what parameters do I enter to accomplish this? Please give me very clear instructions on this.