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Windows 7: unable to ping win7 from virtual xp

30 Dec 2009   #1
zeidbop

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
unable to ping win7 from virtual xp

I am using a virtual xp from Virtual PC 2007. I cannot ping to the Windows 7 host using the host name. If I use the IP address it works fine. I am trying to connect from the virtual xp to the Windows 7 SQL Server instance. I can connect using the IP address but given that it may change I would rather use the machine name and not the IP address.

Thanks

David


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30 Dec 2009   #2
ISVDevelopers

Windows 7
 
 

I haven't set up virtual xp on a Win7 box, so all I can tell you right now is something of a hack.

In the XP system, edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts with notepad.
Add a line at the bottom:
<your IP> name_of_the_win7_host

Obviously, since you're putting in the IP, you'll have to keep it current, but this at least adds a level of indirection so you can edit it in one place but refer to the name wherever you want.

I'll check around to see what I can find for a more elegant solution in the meantime.

Cheers!
Greg Oliver [MSFT]
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30 Dec 2009   #3
zeidbop

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, this was one possibility but the problem is that my DHCP server has a tendency to change the IP addresses of the machines attached to it so this would not work as a permanent solution.

I should add that I have not tried this with xpmode (seeing as that may have all the correct settings)

David
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30 Dec 2009   #4
ISVDevelopers

Windows 7
 
 

On page 14 of this document you'll find information about configuring networks.

Download details: Windows Virtual PC Tips

Let us know how it works out.

Cheers!
Greg Oliver [MSFT]
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