Virtual PC to Main PC, networking without network connection

Posted on 2011-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Dear All,

I have a windows 7 comptuter, on which i have Microsoft Virtual PC, with Windows XP mode installed.
Everyhting is working smoothing on Networking level, i can access from virtual to Main pc and vice-versa when i am connected to internet on my office networl.
However when i am out of office and let's say i have no internet / network connection, in that case i can not make network connection between main and virtual pc?

Any ideas how to manage that ?
Thanks in advance.
Question by:JoeBlack1980
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    Accepted Solution

    I've done something similar in Windows XP, but it sould be working with Windows 7 too (never tried):

    Create a lookback adapter in Windows 7 and connect the VM to it with local IP addresses, for example in subnet.

    You could Google about the lookback adater in Windows 7. This Youtube video could help:

    - Svet
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    by:Em Man
    hmm you should be able to access the host PC even without the internet.

    here's some guidelines. hope this help.
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    Expert Comment

    is the firewall configured to allow the remote access

    Author Closing Comment

    excellent and very effective and to the point solution, thank you  very much

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