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How to Share Folders Between the Host and the MED-V Workspace

Updated: April 1, 2010

Applies To: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 1.0 SP1

You can share folders between the host and the MED-V workspace. The shared folders can be stored on the following:

  • An external computer on the network

  • The host computer

The following procedures demonstrate how to share folders between the host and the MED-V workspace.

To share folders located on the network

  1. Configure MED-V in full desktop mode.

  2. In MED-V management, on the Network tab, click Use different IP address than host (Bridge).

  3. Do the following on the host computer:

    1. In Control Panel, click View network status and tasks, and set Network discovery to On.

    2. On the Start menu, right-click Computer, and click Map network drive.

    3. In the Map Network Drive dialog box, in the Drive field, select a drive.

      Ensure that the same drive letter is not in use on both computers.

    4. Click Browse.

    5. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, browse to the shared drive, and click OK.

    6. Click Finish.

  4. Repeat step 3 in the MED-V workspace. Point to the same drive as on the host computer.

To share folders located on the host

  1. Configure the folder to be shared with the appropriate permissions.

  2. From the MED-V workspace, go to My network places and locate the shared folder.

  3. From the MED-V workspace, locate the shared folder.

Ensure that both the host and MED-V workspace computers are in the same domain or workgroup.

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