I would like to do this, but some of the software packages that we use expect the files to be in specific locations such as D:\Project A\Hydraulic Model\HMS\*.* or E:\Sacramento River\Aerial Photographs\*.*. We have 5 drive letters D through H that are used throughout the company to represent a file structure that is identical on all machines so that any machine can be used to run any program for any of our projects. These files were previously on our server, but I have moved the RAID array to the Win 7 machine while we do some maintenance on the server RAID.
I have also noticed, now that I have been playing more with this, that access to these shares from other computers in the company is just as bad, so maybe it is not a virtual machine problem but a sharing problem for Win 7 in general.
I log into the Win 7 host with my domain login. I have the same login for the virtual machine and all other machines in the company. I have given my domain account complete access to these shares in the share dialog box as well as the security dialog box. Access is fine from the host, but any other machine practiallly locks up as soon as I try to access one of the drives that are mapped back to the Win 7 machine.