I use VmWare Server 1.0.6 for testing purposes (great thing because of snapshots and it is free!), but for a while I could only connect to the guest VM from my host. Somehow my guest Windows XP refused to connect to the host machine shares. After all the following worked:
- Create a regular user on the host computer.
e.g. go to Control Panel | User Accounts | Advanced (tab), click on the Advanced button
And select Users | Right mouse click | New User…
enter new user name and password.
Make sure the “User must change password at next logon” checkbox is not checked; then check then “Password never expires” checkbox.
- add a new share to the disk/folder you would like to share
- give the new user rights to use share (remove Anybody from the list for security reasons)
- connect from your guest machine using
net use * \\ /user:<host_name>\<new_user>
you will be prompted for a password.