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Windows 7: trying to connect vm to homegroup

29 Jul 2010   #1
chedderslam

Windows 7 and XP on my server
 
 
trying to connect vm to homegroup

Here is a pic of my networks:

Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/n2networkszj

The VM is using the unidentified netowrk, which has no access. I would like to merge that network with "what" network but can't do so.

Is this why the vm machine can't join the homegroup?

The troubleshooter says it is a network problem.


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29 Jul 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Homegroups only works on a standard LAN, it won't work in a Domain or with a VPN connection. You would be better served setting up a Workgroup type network for this.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
chedderslam

Windows 7 and XP on my server
 
 

It is not a VPN or Domain connection.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sorry I thought you were talking about a vpn for some reason which won't work.

Make sure that the networking for the VM is set to a bridged connection and it should work then. That should put the VM on the same network as the host machine which should allow Homegroups to work with the VM.
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