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VM Windows 10 Won't Connect \\network\share

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I am running VMware Fusion Pro 11.5.3 and have recently been unable to connect to any network share.  When I try to run \\network\share, it keeps failing stating that the it cannot access that share and to make sure the name was typed correctly.

I am running Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4 and Windows 10 Enterprise 1909.  Not sure if this happened when I ran the upgrade to 1909, or if was after the upgrade to VM 11.5.3.

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Hi jhuertaNU1996 ,

Which network is the VM using, NAT or bridged? Is the VM accessing the network share via SMB?

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nancyz, I get the same result whether it is NAT or bridged.  Also the share is SMB.

thanks!

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So you’re trying to connect from a Windows guest to a SMB network share.

Where is the SMB server? Can you ping it from the Mac OS host, and from the Windows guest?

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scott28tt, ping responds from the host and the VM.  It just automatically responds with "Windows cannot access \\server"

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Sounds like it could be a DNS issue - have you tried using the IP address instead of the servername?

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RDPetruska, yep I have tried hostname and IP address and both automatically fail.  I have even enabled all File and Printer Sharing for both inbound and outbound rules in my Firewall.  I have even turned off my Firewall via Symantec.

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Thanks nancyz, I will definitely check this out.

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That was it nancyz.  SMB1 was disabled.  After enabling and rebooting, all connectivity was re-gained.

Thanks again!

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