Loss of Media Extension to host machine post VMware Player install
Basic information: Machine is running Win 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1.7601, SP1
VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536
I installed VMware Player yesterday and successfully built a Windows XP VM. Everything is working well both on the host and virtual machine, at least on the machine itself.
Last night I attempted to connect to shared media on the host machine, both through media sharing (directory level access to music/movies) and through Windows Media Center. Both connections fail with a timeout (and were working successfully prior to the installation of VMware Player).
The host machine can see out on to the network just fine, and other Windows 7 systems can connect to shared directories through Windows Explorer to the host system. It is only media connections (tested with two different Xbox 360s) that fail to connect.
I verified the proper services are still running on the host system, everything on the host is set as it was prior to the installation, so I am assuming there is something I missing. My first guess is there is something with the bridge virtual adapters, but that is only a guess on my part.