establishing network between host(main pc) and guest os(vm)

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by MGS2, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. MGS2

    MGS2 Guest

    i installed loopback adaptor in win2000 host and
    installed a new virtual machine with win2000 (so the host
    and the guest is now win2000) then i installed loopback
    adaptor in win2000 guest and i configured ip adresses for
    both (host and guest as pal said and notice the first
    adaptor in guest is already installed will installation of
    win2000 guest and didn,t change any thing from it until
    now) then when i go to verify the setting for win2000
    guest in networking on the left i found a combobox on the
    with three possible network adaptors types ; now the
    choices as following :

    1- not connected
    2- local only
    3- shared network (NAT)

    as you see no choice called loopback adapter ; is the
    third refer to that ; i really need the network between
    host and guest cause i want to learn some administration
    tasks and have one machine only ; this s/w will help me so
    much if that worked and i will buy it for that; so please
    help me what is the problem exacly ; sorry for long
    message but to discuss the situation clarely and sorry for
    repetation cause that tree mode was annoying me ; thanks
    MGS2, Jan 14, 2004
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  2. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    you don't need to install the loopback in the guest, its of no use

    since you installed the loopback after vpc, you need to make sure that
    the virtual machine network services are installed and the box is
    checked under the properties of the loopback.

    if you only want to have host to guest communication, use local only.
    This will get you host to guest communication, but the guest will not
    have access to an external network.
    SJ, Jan 14, 2004
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  3. MGS2

    Guest Guest

    sorry for that question ; what do you mean by "virtual
    machine network services " and how can i active it please
    Guest, Jan 14, 2004
  4. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    you need to check the properties of the ms loopback adapter and make
    sure that the 'virtual machine network service is installed and the
    box is checked
    SJ, Jan 14, 2004
  5. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    did you have VPC shutdown when you added the loopback and then restart
    it after you installed the loopback? If not, you should shut down vpc
    and restart it
    SJ, Jan 14, 2004
  6. MGS2

    Guest Guest

    there is no checkbox called like this "virtual machine
    network service " ; when i right click on 'ms loopback
    adptor ' it appears for me three tabes general , advacned
    and drivers on host , and properties of the 'local area
    connection ' give me the general tab that have the
    configuration of ip adress and gatway , please discuss
    where to get that check box in simple steps ; i annoying
    you with that but please help me and don,t leav me alone ;
    Guest, Jan 14, 2004
  7. MGS2

    Guest Guest

    yes ; i restarted virtual pc and run it again ; the
    loopback in the host is installed ok and ' intel
    21140based pci fast ethernet adaptor ' is installed ok in
    the guest ; the guest can see it self ok in the network
    but can not see the host ; the host also can no see even
    it self and when i ping on the host from the host it pings
    ok but when pinging from the guest it gives me run
    timeout , what is problem exatly ? i begin to think this
    way is not working at all !!!
    Guest, Jan 14, 2004
  8. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    shutdown vpc

    1. from the desktop, right-click 'my network places' and then click
    2. locate the ms loopback adapter in the 'network and dial-up
    3. right-click on the ms loopback adapter
    4. in the middle of the window, it says 'components checked are used
    by this connection'
    5. find 'virutal machine network services' and verify that it is
    6. if its not checked, check the box in front of it and go to 16
    7. if 'virutal machine network services' is not listed, click
    8. click 'service' and click add..
    9. if 'virutal machine network services' is listed, select it and
    click ok, then go to step 16
    10 if its not listed, click 'have disk'
    11. click browse
    12. browse to c:\program files\microsoft virtual pc\utility\vmnetsrv
    13. select vmnetsrv.inf and click open
    14. click ok
    15 click ok again
    16. click close to close the ms loopback properties box
    17. start vpc
    SJ, Jan 14, 2004
  9. It almost sounds like you are doing this in Device Manager. That is not
    the correct place.

    On the Win2000 host:
    - Click Start/Settings/Control Panel
    - In the Control Panel, (double-)click Network and Dial-up Connections
    - In the Network and Dial-up Connections window, right-click the
    Loopback Adapter, and then click Properties
    - In the Loopback Adapter Properties dialog box, on the General tab,
    check the square box in front of "Virtual Machine Network Services".
    - Click OK
    - Done
    Ronald Beekelaar, Jan 14, 2004
  10. MGS2

    Guest Guest

    thanks very much for your help ; but i have a problem that
    the utiltiy folder for virual machine network service has
    inf installation files that was damaged ; is there is a
    way to get these services alone ; thanks again for your
    Guest, Jan 15, 2004
  11. MGS2

    Guest Guest

    thanks very much for your help ; but i have a problem that
    the utiltiy folder for virual machine network service has
    inf installation files that was damaged ; is there is a
    way to get these services alone ; thanks again for your
    help and i hope there is a soluation to get these drivers
    Guest, Jan 15, 2004
  12. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    do you have a firewall on your host PC?

    SJ, Jan 15, 2004
  13. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    strike that last part about local only. I was thinking of 5.2 with
    the local and host. Local only in 2004 won't help you with the guest
    and the host.
    SJ, Jan 15, 2004
  14. You should contact Microsoft support and get replacement media then.

    Benjamin Armstrong
    Virtual PC Program Manager

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    You assume all risk for your use.
    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Jan 15, 2004
  15. MGS2

    SJ Guest

    they are in the same path on the cd-rom, insert the cd-rom and browse
    to the same path on the cd-rom.
    SJ, Jan 15, 2004
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