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Windows 7: Networking Solution

23 Nov 2011   #1

Genuine windows 7X64
Networking Solution

Hello Everyone, i am nor sure if this is the right section, but i will give it a shot.
I am not using the machine that is listed on my profile.

I have set up 2 separate Virtual machines on my laptop, VM2008 Guest server and Win 7 Guest OS.
Right now what ever VM machine i choose to use has full internet access via NAT that was set up during the VM installs.

I am trying to simulate the MCITP lessons that i am currently taking on my VM's that i do in class, ( to get some Physical hands on) i have created a few non admin users on the VM WIN 7 and i have administrator account on there also, i have created a shared folder on the host C:\ drive, which i am able to see if i turn on network discovery. (security issue i know )

i am looking for the safest way to simulate these lessons on the VM's without actually having to share anything on the C:\ drive.

Also since i have a 192.168.X.X internal IP address, would it be possible to assign different IP addresses to each one of the VM's using my internal Ip addresses and not have them be seen outside the 192.168 X.X address, and if so how would i accomplish that?.


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25 Nov 2011   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Firstly, do your virtual machines require internet access? If not then I would just change the IP addresses of your virtual machines to something that is outside of your own range, i.e.

Also, depending on how your virtual environment is setup I believe you can disable access from anything outside the virtual environment.

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25 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS

I agree with Dave- however if you want to keep the scenario "real world",
don't use as this or as an example as these are
reserved addresses.

Instead you could simply use and for the virtual
server and Win7 machine. This effectively makes these part of the
same network.

If you want to share for example a home folder or even just a folder
named share between the VM client and the VM server it is done
using the following command:
or net use x: \\vboxsvr\share as exmples where home or share is
the name of the folder you wish to share and
x: is an unused drive letter. So if you wanted you could use q: or t:
as long as they are not currently in use drive letters.

Create the folder on the Win 7 client and run the command
in the VM Server.

Is this what you were after? If so I'm pretty sure
this is the command you want. As for the internet connection,
if you use a bridged adapter setting in Vbox you still get the internet
connectivity from the host.

Edit: I forgot to mention, if you want to check that the "drive" share worked
I believe you should now be able to see it along with c drive in Computer

Further Edit: I should have also mentiones that this command is related
to creating a shared "drive" in Oracle Virtual Box.
Apologies if this has caused any confusion fir Windows
virtual environment users.
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