Why can't the virtual machine access the host's network folder ?

Zhenyu Zeng 21 Reputation points
2021-08-16T02:16:37.25+00:00

Hello,

I use hyper-v generation 2 virtual machine.

I set two virtual machines and one host machine.

Now, this two virtual machines can communicate with each other through Network to shared folders and the host machine can open shared folders through Network. But two Virtual Machines can not open share folders through Network to Host machine.

What's the problem?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-16T02:48:19.357+00:00

    Another option is to enable enhanced session mode

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    enable "Guest Service" on the VM's integration service

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    Then, you can copy, paste files between host and VM

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-16T13:23:37.367+00:00

    can not see others at all

    Has file and printer sharing been enabled? What firewall profiles are in use? Have you check the sharing ports are open through firewalls?

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-16T02:27:09.777+00:00

    I'd check the two virtual machines are using an external vSwitch, then the standard windows network sharing protocols between host and guests is possible.
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jhoward/2008/06/17/hyper-v-what-are-the-uses-for-different-types-of-virtual-networks/

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  4. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-16T13:10:36.84+00:00

    How should I set to make virtual machines and host machine can be seen by each other and be accessed also?

    The simplest solution is for the two virtual machines to use an external vSwitch, then the standard windows network sharing protocols between host and guests is possible.

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  5. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-16T13:27:57.003+00:00

    Might try with firewalls all turned off for a test.

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