0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2019 12:05 PM by apangin

    File and Printer Sharing does not work on VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter after upgrade from 14 to 15

    apangin Lurker

      I'm trying to use Windows file sharing (SMB) on Windows 10 (v1809) host / Linux guest running in VMware Workstation Player 15.0.2.

      However, I'm not able connect to (connection refused) neither from the host, nor from the guest.

      is the IP address of VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 (NAT).

      The adapter is up, and ping works fine.

      The host is listening on TCP

      Windows firewall is off, antivirus software is disabled.


      Both "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" are checked in the adapter properties.

      If I disable "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" in the properties of "VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8" and then enable it again, everything gets right, and I can connect to However, after reboot it does not work again.


      This problem appeared after upgrade from Workstation Player 14 to Workstation Player 15.0.2.