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Cannot access server/vice vera from home network

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Cannot access server/vice vera from home network


    Basic question. I installed windows 2012 server R2 64 bit in Virtual box on my windows 8.1 pro PC. I cannot see anything on my network from the server. I have drag and drop both set to bidirectional yet I cannot move anything from my main OS to the server 2012 that is runnnig on Virtual box. the server is connected to the network and I have internet. Why can I not access my network items? Sharing is enabled as well

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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8 Pro


    Also, on drive that is dedicated to the server's permissions are also properly set to share. I cannot ping my computer name from the server, obviously I can ping by IP. Also, I have JUST installed server 2012. It is bare bones but does have internet and installed successfully. Not sure if that is inportant info.
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    In the virtual machine network settings be sure that the network adapter is set to "Bridged Adapter". This is not the default setting.
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Cannot access server/vice vera from home network
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