Access the Windows Registry. Choose Start > Run, then type regedit. The Registry Editor window opens.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetworkProvider\Order\.
Right-click ProviderOrder and choose Modify. In the Edit String Value dialog box, edit the value data string and remove the word hgfs.
For example, if the value data string contains LanmanWorkstation,hgfs then change it to LanmanWorkstation.
If the value data string contains only hgfs, then erase it and leave the value data string empty.
Close the registry editor. Choose File > Exit.
Reboot the virtual machine.
I ran into this a while back, and setup a Group Policy in AD, to force LanmanWorkstation as the only value in this key.
CLASS MACHINE ;This modifies the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE portion of the registry
; the following command creates a node called Desktop Settings
; under User Configuration.
; the following command specifies the registry key to modify
; the following command specifies the name of the policy
; by using the variable "policyname"
; the following command specifies text on the Explain tab
; the following command creates a PART that contains a list box
; the following statement specifies the registry value to modify
; the following strings section assigns character strings
; to the variable names specified in the previous section
categoryname="VMWare Shared Folders"
policyname="Disable VMware Shared Folders"
explaintext="This policy disables VMware Shared Folders."
labeltext="Disable VMware Shared Folders"[/code]
From what I remember we experienced a similar issue and decided not to not select the
Shared Foldersoption during the VMtools installation and it went away.