XP Mode Drops Connections to network.

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Last Modified: 2012-05-23

I have a customer who just got a new Windows 7 Pro PC (Monday). We set it up and joined it to the domain. I also installed XP Mode and joined the VM to the domain so they can use their ancient MAS90 software. I switched the NIC on the VM to use the actual network card on PC.

We have been having issues where the VM loses it's network connection all the time. We have updated all the drivers, turned off power management for the NIC in Win 7, etc. This is causing errors in MAS90 whenever the system loses it's network connection.

Any ideas? Thanks,

Question by:Scott Nowacki
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by:Jackie Man
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I have a customer who just got a new Windows 7 Pro PC (Monday). We set it up and joined it to the domain. <- Try to dis-joint Windows 7 host from the domain and test again whether the problem of VM still exists.

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by:Scott Nowacki
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It seems as though the XP-Mode VM is losing it's connection only to the server. The server is Windows 2000 Small Business. The VM can still access the Internet while it's disconnected from the server.

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ID: 37889135
When you setup the VM, select to give it it's own network adapter to work under the host.

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Scott Nowacki earned 0 total points
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We ultimately figured it out. The client has their My Documents folder on both the host and the VM redirected to a network drive. As long as I disable the redirection and turn off the Offline Files on the XP Mode box, the network connection stays alive.

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