2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2009 4:46 AM by Solidbrass

    Windows 7 x64 as host OS, breaks windows filesharing

    Solidbrass Novice

       

      I tried installing VMWare workstation inside of Windows 7 Beta x64 (build 7000).  At first glance it appears to work, but even when idle with no guest OS running, it somehow breaks windows filesharing in a way that I cannot seem to work around.  Essentially with a directory shared inside of windows 7, I can see that share, read and write to it from other network clients without a problem.  As soon as I install VMWare Workstation, no clients can connect.  When I try using the troubleshooter in windows 7, it reports that there are multiple devices performing NAT.  I tried disabling NAT, disabling DHCP, and eventually disabling all the virtual interfaces created by VMWare Workstation during install.  All to no avail.  As soon as I uninstall VMWare workstation, network clients can connect to the Windows 7 host again.

       

       

       

       

       

      Has anyone found a workaround for this?

       

       

        • 1. Re: Windows 7 x64 as host OS, breaks windows filesharing
          birdie Master

          Windows 7 is neither supported, nor released. PLEASE, stop running it in a production environment and PLEASE, stop asking question about it.

           

          Windows 7 will be released in November 2009 until that time it's advised to use officially supported products like Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008.

          • 2. Re: Windows 7 x64 as host OS, breaks windows filesharing
            Solidbrass Novice

            I didn't say anything about a production environment.  I described a problem and asked if the community had a work around.  If you don't know the answer and have nothing to contribute you can just ignore the thread.  I am doing other product r&d in windows 7 beta and being able to use it as a vmware host during testing would be convenient for the application in question, but I also need smb to work right to move files into the host is from other systems on the network.