XP Host - 2003 Guest / Networking Issues

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by RRBILLY, Nov 4, 2004.


    RRBILLY Guest

    I have tried quite a few network configurations and none have worked to
    accomplish the end result that I require. My goal is to use my xp desktop
    (host) and run a 2003 server as the (guest) on the host. No issues except
    for the inability to have the outside world communicate to the 2003 server
    (guest). This inculdes all other computers on my LAN - except Host can Ping
    Guest and Guest can Ping Host. I am using a Loopback adaptor to make host
    and guest communicate to each other, but nothing else can access the guest?


    My gateway is a Dlink DSL-604+ Router and 802.11 network access point.
    Gateway IP:

    My desktop is a P4 2.8 with ASUS [email protected] adaptor.
    - MS Virtual PC 2004 with XP(Sp2) (Host) and 2003 Server (Guest)
    Win XP (Sp2) IP:

    2003 Server IP:
    RRBILLY, Nov 4, 2004
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    Scott Baker Guest

    You need to enable ICS, or bridge the Host NIC and
    Loopback adapter.

    Scott Baker, Nov 4, 2004
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    RRBILLY Guest

    I have ICS enabled - I errored in my description - I have w2k as host OS.

    I have enabled on services tab HTTP and even with it enabled I can not
    locally connect to the IIS6 service on the guest, or remotely from an
    external host... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    RRBILLY, Nov 4, 2004
  4. Hi,

    This is not surprising - the Loopback adapter is a separate network card
    with a separate network - so only machines attached to the loopback
    adapter will be able to communicate with each other.
    Benjamin Armstrong
    Virtual machine Program Manager

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    You assume all risk for your use.
    Ben Armstrong [MSFT], Nov 4, 2004

    wb6fiu Guest

    I've got the same configuration here, and everything on my LAN talks to all
    of my VMs (including Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition). Have you
    enabled the check box for "Virtual Machine Network Services" in the
    properties for your Host's NIC? Then, ensure your settings for the specific
    VM are pointing to the HOST's NIC. - Dan -
    wb6fiu, Nov 5, 2004

    mohan Guest


    are u running virtual server or virtual pc? which os is host and which is

    mohan, Jan 11, 2005
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