VPC2007 - Vista SP1 VPC on Vista SP1 Host - Shared Folder problem

VPC2007 - Vista SP1 VPC on Vista SP1 Host - Shared Folder problem

Post by Tom Ch » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 02:35:22


I am running a Vista Enterprise SP1 OS on a VPC as well as running Vista
Enterprise SP1 Host Operating System. Both have all Windows Updates on them.

When I share a HOST folder w/ my VPC I shows it asa "Disconnected Network
Drive" in Windows Explorer.
Although it says "Disconnected Network Drive", I can still browse the shared
folder w/ Explorer,
but if I try to copy files thru to the VPC, explorer stops working. XCOPY
files fails as well using this shared drive.
Running installers on this VPC also fails if the installer resides on the
shared drive.

However, if I share out the folder (same folder as the shared folder thru
VPC), then map a network drive to the same location, it works.

I have had no problems w/ VPC2007, prior to isntalling SP1. However, all of
my VPC have been Windows 2k3 server or XP OS.
on a Vista OS host.

I have also been seen random "Parameter is not correct" errors. (may or may
not be related).

Anyone else seeing these kinds of problems, and if so, how did you resolve
them?
Tx.
Tom
 
 
 

VPC2007 - Vista SP1 VPC on Vista SP1 Host - Shared Folder problem

Post by Sebastian » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:24:45


Yes, I get such random errors on long copies as well, even though it
sometimes results in crashing the application itself.



I found that it's helpful to not have any additional handles on any files or
directories in the shared folder on the host system.


As for your Vista issue: Why did you expect Vista to work reliably in any
way? All world knows that it's broken. Try a sane host OS and most issues
will be resolved.