Hyper-V VM's can't map network drives from Host System

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I am starting to play around with Hyper-V using Windows 2008 Server R2. I have created 3 VM's: XP, Vista, Win 7. The VM's can ping the host and the host can ping the VM's. For some reason I can't map a network drive to the host system drives. And also it seems as though Group Policies are not being pushed down to the client VM's. I was able to join the VM's to the Host domain. I'm thinking the problems reside in the Windows Firewall but not sure. Need alittle help.
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Ok I seemed to have resolved the map drive issue. I needed to use one of the 2 NICs I have in my system. I still having a problem with my Vista VM using GPP to map network drives. My Win7 & XP VM's are working with no problem.
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Usually the problem resides with inconsistent DNS.  The NIC shouldn't matter though for better performance it's best to use one NIC for each VM (if possible).  I usually give my host one NIC and let my VM's share the remaining NIC if that's my only option.

If they're domain joined and Vista/Win7 shows the network as identified (you should include your local domain in the domain registration properties of TCP/IP -> Advanced DNS configuration) the mappings should work.  Does the drive map with a DOS command?

ie.  >net use J: \\servername\sharename

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Its working now Thanks..

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