XP Guest With Shared Networking

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Paul Anderson, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. I'm finding shared networking performance very poor on our guest PC when
    trying to copy files down from our servers. It works but is extremely slow.
    We have guest PCs running Windows XP Pro, on host PCs also running XP Pro.
    The host PCs are on our domain with 2003 servers and Active Directory. The
    guest PCs, however, are on a workgroup called VPC. If I set the guest PC to
    use Virtual Switch networking, performance is fine. DHCP is fully enabled.
    A folder which takes 2 minutes to copy from server to guest PC using Virtual
    Switch takes at least 30 minutes using Shared Networking.

    How can I obtain reasonable performance using Shared Networking ? I'd be
    very grateful for your help as we need to use Shared Networking.
    Paul Anderson, Nov 26, 2003
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  2. Paul Anderson

    Torrent Guest

    I use Virtual Swtich (Local, host and external) for all of myVirtual PC's
    I love this because I have a Router which has other computers hooked up to
    it and I can forward certain ports to myvirtual Machine
    AMD XP 1800 with XP Pro
    VPC XP Pro running A Web Service
    VPC 2k Enterrpsei Server Running Web Server
    P4 2.4GHZ with XP Pro running a License Server
    VPCW2k3 Enterprise Server running a Web Service

    In the above Scenario I can foward ports certain ports to each Real and
    Virtual Machine so if somebody types in my IP
    IP:8080/bleahbleah his requests are forwarded to the W2k VPC box
    and if he types in port 80 they will go to my XP Pro box because i've setup
    the router to forward the ports to the specific IP addresses.

    From what I've seen the Virtual Switch is the most powerful and flexible
    unless you are using Dialup (i believe)
    Torrent, Nov 26, 2003
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  3. Paul Anderson

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, "Torrent" <bl4k3Seven_
    Torrent, you need to check to see what version of VPC someone is using
    when they post here. The configuration option you've described above
    "Virtual Switch (Local, host and external)" is not a valid choice in VPC
    Paul Adare, Nov 26, 2003
  4. Sorry guys. I'm using Virtual PC 5.2. Forgot to mention that.
    Paul Anderson, Nov 27, 2003
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