4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2020 6:38 PM by bonnie201110141

    VMWARE Workstation 15.5.6 unable to access Host WIN 10 2004 Share Folder

    fahimkhaliq Lurker

      Dear Sir

      I just upgraded my Windows 10 From 1909 to 2004 and my previous VMware Workstation 15.0 unable to work with Win 10 2004 therefore i have switch to New Version 15.5..6 but now i am facing problem in VMware Workstation , I am unable to Access Host Share Folder in Vmware Network tab .The Vmware Network shown  both Host Folder and Vmware Workstation folder but when i try to click Host folder error popup. On the other side the Host My Win 10 2004 machine can easily access Vmware Workstation Shared folder and login easily to Access files.. In below Image the "Desktop-FAJHEEM"  the Share folder of My Host PC .

       

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        • 1. Re: VMWARE Workstation 15.5.6 unable to access Host WIN 10 2004 Share Folder
          小 樱 Lurker

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters

          新建一个DWORD 32位值,名称为AllowInsecureGuestAuth,数值为1

          重启电脑,你测试一下,不知道行不行,这个可以解决0x80004005 smb错误

           

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          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters

          Create a new DWORD 32-bit value with the name AllowInsecureGuestAuth and a value of 1

          Restart the computer, you test it, don't know if it works, this can solve the 0x80004005 smb error

          • 2. Re: VMWARE Workstation 15.5.6 unable to access Host WIN 10 2004 Share Folder
            bonnie201110141 Expert
            VMware Employees

            Let me confirm your request. You want to access some files/folders on your host operating system (i.e. the OS installed on your physical machine) from your guest operating system (the OS installed in your VM). If that is the case, have you added a host folder as Shared Folder in VM > Settings > Options > Shared Folders? If so, can you access it in your guest OS via \\vmware-host\Shared Folders?

            • 3. Re: VMWARE Workstation 15.5.6 unable to access Host WIN 10 2004 Share Folder
              fahimkhaliq Lurker

              Dear Sir

              Its happening just few days before " Previously everything normal " that i could't  access Host Machine shared folder , Previously i am able to access host  shared folder  in Different VMware Workstation Versions like  Version  15, & 15.5 .Further adding to this:  i am able to Access Host Share folder " Herein Called Desktop-FAHEEM" using Host IP Address i.e  in Vmware Press  Win+R  then add "\\192.168.10.xx" which is Host machine IP and  connect easily . I try to Add Host folder according to your suggestion but it can't help me as it shows same error.. Would  it be Window May 2004 Some Security Issue.   .

              • 4. Re: VMWARE Workstation 15.5.6 unable to access Host WIN 10 2004 Share Folder
                bonnie201110141 Expert
                VMware Employees

                If you access your host folder via \\host_ip, you are not accessing the folder via VMware Shared Folder (i.e. HGFS). Instead, you are accessing it via Windows SMB. To use VMware 's Shared Folders, you can add shared folder from vm settings as I said, and map it as a drive (click the checkbox "Map a network drive in Windows guest"), then access it via opening "Z:" drive in your guest OS.