Stand alone XP machine connecting to WIN2003 Server on VPC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Vince, May 3, 2006.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest

    Hello everybody,

    On my WinXP box I installed Virtual PC 2004 (VPC). In VPC I run a Windows
    2003 server. It's not a domain controller or anything like that. Both the
    client and the VPC have a static IP address in the same range. On the WinXP
    client I created a HOSTS and an LMHOSTS file to be able to lookup the
    machinename of the VPC box.

    When there is no networkcable attached to the WinXP box the 2
    machines -cannot- 'see' eachother. When there -is- a networkcable attached
    to the WinXP box then -can-.

    I tried fiddling with the 'local only' setting of the VPC but I can not get
    it to work.

    Does anybody have any hints or tips on how to get this to work? I can't
    imagine this isn't possible at all...

    Thanks for reading sofar,

    Vinz.
     
    Vince, May 3, 2006
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  2. Vince

    Paul Adare Guest

    This is fundamental to how VPC works. If you bind to the host's network
    card the virtual machines will have no connectivity if the cable is
    unplugged.
    Local only allows virtual machines on the same host to talk to one
    another, but not to the host itself.
    When you're disconnected from the host's network, you need to use the
    loopback adapter. Install the loopback in the host, give it an IP
    address. Configure your virtual machine to use the host's loopback
    adapter and give it an IP in the same network.

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    Paul Adare, May 3, 2006
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  3. Vince

    Vince Guest

    Thank you very much! It works like a charm!

    Vinz.
     
    Vince, May 4, 2006
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  4. Vince

    Paul Adare Guest

    Glad to be of some assistance!

    --
    Paul Adare - MVP Virtual Machines
    It all began with Adam. He was the first man to tell a joke--or a lie.
    How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said
    it before. Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does
    not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and
    Satan, the first consultant." - Mark Twain
     
    Paul Adare, May 4, 2006
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