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Windows 7: VirtualBoxs host-only adapter and "MSBROWSE"

05 Apr 2012   #1
beginner99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
VirtualBoxs host-only adapter and "MSBROWSE"

Dear All,

I have a Win 7 install on my Desktop. This PC has some shares containing video files I watch on my TV using the WDTV Live media player. This worked until I installed VirtualBox on this Desktop. In that case, the shares are never visible to the WDTV Live. I then found this

Troubleshooting Windows File Sharing.... - Western Digital Community

thread about Windows networking and discovered that my desktop with the shares does not have the ..__MSBROWSE__. listed by the nbtstat -a <computerName> command. VirtualBox installs a host-only network adapater used for shared folders between host and Guest OS. Disabling this adapter fixes the issue:

Fix Slow Windows Networking Problems When VirtualBox is Installed | Scottie

Hope you are still following. What I would like is a working network and shared folders. Is there a way to "force" ..__MSBROWSE__.? What setting in the host-only adapter could affect this?


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05 Apr 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What happens if you change it to Bridged?
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06 Apr 2012   #3
beginner99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens if you change it to Bridged?
The VMs thereself are bridged. The issue is this happens even if virtualbox is not running. Virtualbox installs a network adapter and that adapter is causing the issue. I have to disable it but then sharing folders between guest and host doesn't work anymore.
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06 Apr 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Which computer does have teh ..__MSBROWSE__.?
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10 Apr 2012   #5
beginner99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Which computer does have teh ..__MSBROWSE__.?
My desktop. There is no other computer in the network. WD TV Live is a dedicated "box" for media playback. However if I enabled the network adapter installed by virtual box, then my desktop is not "__MSBROWSE_" and sinc eits the only win 7 pc probably there is now __MSBROWSE_ at all in the whole network.

What I dont understand is why this additonal adapter "kills" "__MSBROWSE_"
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10 Apr 2012   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

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11 Apr 2012   #7
beginner99

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Thats the link I posted in my opener, However it would be preferable to have that adapter running and a usable home network...
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11 Apr 2012   #8
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What did net view /domain show you? Were there one or two listed.
Did you work through the entire set of instructions in the first link you posted?
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