Share files between host and vm in VMware server

Hi, I've got VMware server running in Windows 2008 server.  I have 3 VMs running.  How can I share files between the VMs and the host without using network sharing.  The reason I don't want network sharing is because I cannot enable the network bridge/connection due to conflict in our network.  This is a test situation.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Unfortunately, Host Shared Folders were never implemented in VMware Server. If you are not using network sharing it's going to be difficult to get files of the VMs.

You don't specify how large the files are, you could experiment with USB devices, if you can "connect" them to the VM. If the files will fit on a floppy disk, you could experiment, with connecting to a floppy disk, which you put into write mode.

You options are limited, without using the network.
Brian GeeCommented:
Using RDP (if the VMs are indeed Windows clients) is a viable option in light of your network situation. Provided you can RDP to the client VM systems, you can add drives that will be made available from the host in the RDP session (essentially, available to the guest during the RDP session).

To do this, Window Orb (aka Start) > type mstsc in the Search programs and files search box > Enter key on your keyboard.

At the Remote Desktop Connection window, click the Options arrow down to expand the available options. In the General tab, type the guest VM client's name (or IP address) in the Computer field > go to the Local Resources tab > click the More... button in the in the Local devices and resources frame > in the resulting window, check the Drives checkbox (if you want to become granular about the drives to be shared, expand the plus sign near the Drives checkbox and individually select the local host drives that you wish to be shared) > press the OK button after complete > then Connect button in the Remote Desktop Connection window. If prompted with the Do you trust this remote connection? prompt, continue to the next Connect button.

Once into the RDP session, open up Computer (or My Computer depending upon OS version). Here you should see the drive(s) you have shared from the host system now in the guest VM. Using this method, you can share files between the host and guest systems.
Concur as above. Your only other option without traditional "shared" folders is to create mapped network drives on your VMs, and select to 'reconnect at logon'. Though not a 'share' it is still using network access. I don't see any other way to do what you want other than sharing a folder or create network drives on your VMs.

McKuserAuthor Commented:
Thank you. The files are huge between 55 and 550 GB. However, now that you mentioned USB drives, I've attached a 3TB external USB drive and it seems to work.
It would be great if VMware server does file sharing between the VMs.
Pls note that for the other people who suggested file sharing, I've indicated network connection is not an option for me right now. I cannot enable network bridge on the VMs.  Thanks and case close.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
thanks, VMware Server is End of Life. June 2011, if I seem to recall. It's unlikely it will be developed further, options either to "migrate" to VMware Workstation (type 2 hypervisor) that does have the Shared Folders feature or free VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) (type 1 hypervisor), which does not have the shared folder feature.
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