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LInux as virtual machine on Windows host -- network connection to server error

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I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 virtual machine and I have VMware Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host computer.

The VM is configured to use NAT for the network connectivity.

On the Linux machine when I choose Places, Network and click the Windows Icon I get the message. Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Do you have any firewalls enabled?
Like IP tables or anything? Try disabling it and see if it works.
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Switch Networking to Bridged Mode, e.g. Edit the VM Settings, Edit Networking, and change from NAT to Bridged.
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by:Douglass MacLean
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The firewall in Linux was blocking almost everything. I added a few obvious things like DNS and Ethernet. That let me actually see the Windows Workgroup in which the Win 7 host resides.

I'm now working on the Samba configuration, which I think will get me the rest of the way.

Thanks.
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