Network: Access resources in the network of the host

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Andreas, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Andreas

    Andreas Guest

    Hi,

    it seems that a VPC-Computer installation acts as a new
    computer in the network of the host-computer.

    That results in additional work for the admin (configure
    the VPC-Computer in the Active Directory, ...).

    Exists a workaround for this problem?

    How does handle VMWARE this problem?

    Regards,
    Andreas
     
    Andreas, Feb 15, 2004
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  2. Hello Andreas,

    Yes, a virtual PC emulates a computer, so, what's the problem?

    You can use NAT networking to make it "look" like traffic is coming from the
    host, but you will be unable to access resources over the network to the
    virtual machine

    You don't _need_ to join the virtual computer to the AD domain. Only about
    half of mine are

    VMWare also emulates a computer, so the issue is the same (if you want to
    call it that)

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 15, 2004
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  3. Andreas

    Robert Moir Guest

    Yes. I've discussed this in the FAQ -
    http://www.robertmoir.co.uk/win/vpcfaq/VPCFAQ4-SecurityMatters.html
    Configure it in what way? You can use standard deployment techniques (e.g.
    scripted installs, RIS, etc) in a virtual machine so that it works the same
    as your physical machines.
    It ~isn't~ a problem. Its how this sort of thing works, its what it does.
    You can, of course, disable networking for the virtual machine.
    VMWare 'doesn't' handle the problem, like Virtual PC.
    Both of them provide an "emulated" PC environment. What you do with it is
    down to you I'm afraid including managing it on a network.

    My suggestions would be to use your normal deployment techniques to roll out
    the virtual machines, hence moving them into your management framework as
    normal, or to disable networking for the virtual machines, if you don't need
    to do this.

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    Robert Moir, Feb 15, 2004
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  4. Andreas

    Andreas Guest

    in detail: The virtual PC installation has no chance to
    access network resources in Virtual private network of the
    host computer.

    That is a problem for a programmer who has his tools
    installed on that virtual machine to get a stable
    (application free) host computer.
     
    Andreas, Feb 15, 2004
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  5. Have you tried doing only local networking?

    Drag and Drop and/or Shared Folders are 2 easy ways of getting files to your
    guest

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.
     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Feb 15, 2004
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