Can see the guest from the host

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by PhilZeGap, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. PhilZeGap

    PhilZeGap Guest

    Hi there,

    I use Virtual PC 2007 on a XP SP3 host machine. I have set the
    physical card of the host to connect the guest, and I can access the
    Internet or the network from the guest. I've set te shared folders and
    all is fine. But consversely, I can't ping the guest from the host...
    The guest use the DHCP/DNS from the local network.

    Any help welcome.

    PhilZeGap, Apr 26, 2011
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  2. PhilZeGap

    MikeD Guest

    What is the guest OS? Does the guest OS have a blank Windows login password
    (i.e. you don't type in a password to log on)? Windows considers this
    non-secure and so there won't be full network access between the guest and
    the host without providing credentials. Depending on what you're doing
    (such as pinging), you may not get prompted for those credentials. This can
    be affected by what the 2 OSes are and by what service packs or other
    updates have been applied, which is why I asked what the guest OS is.
    MikeD, Apr 26, 2011
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  3. PhilZeGap

    PhilZeGap Guest

    Hi Mike, thank you for your answer !
    The guest OS is Windows XP SP3 and yes you are right there is no
    password. I will add one asap and test again.

    PhilZeGap, Apr 27, 2011
  4. PhilZeGap

    PhilZeGap Guest


    The problem was due to the guest firewall.

    PhilZeGap, Apr 27, 2011
  5. PhilZeGap

    MikeD Guest

    Don't think I've ever run into a problem with that because usually when you
    enable file and printer sharing, an exception for the firewall is
    automatically created. Unless, you're not using Windows' built-in firewall.

    But good that you figured it out.
    MikeD, Apr 27, 2011
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