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Hyper-V guest XP not accessible from host or other network PC

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    Hyper-V guest XP not accessible from host or other network PC


    The host is W8 Pro RTM. If attempt is made to access the guest XP(SP3) from the host, "The user name or password is incorrect" is returned. If I try to access the XP from another PC on the network the user ID in the dialog box is grayed. The grayed user ID shows xxxx\Guest, xxx being the computer name of the guest XP.
    Please note that guest account on the XP is disabled.
    Any suggestion is appreciated.

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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    If you can connect and log in via the Hyper-V console, this may help:

    How to Setup Remote Desktop on Windows XP
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    My remote desktop failes only because the user name or/and the password is/are not accepted. Attempt to access the child XP through Windows Explorer fails in the same way, thus how the thread starter quesion is posted.
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    I'm not asking about Wibdiws Explorer, but the actual Hyper-V console. If the user name and password are totally lost, then you'll just have to either recreate the VM or boot from a password recovery ISO. There are some Linux ones out there, but I've never tried thus in a virtual environment.
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    Maybe I misunderstood something.
    There is no problem booting up the guest XP and logging in. What I am trying to do is to access the XP by RDT from the host. I thought that's what you suggested as a remedy for the audio problem on the XP. But I can not log in to the XP by remote desktop.
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    Are the host and guest on the same network? I use two network adapters for Hyper-V. One is an internal network adapter, to which I've assigned a static ip for both the host and the guest. This is the one which allows me remote desktop even if there is no other network connection. The second virtual adapter is an external one initially set to the WiFi, but bridged with the Ethernet as well so that the guest has internet access.
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    The machine has only one network adapter. The host and the VM XP belong to the same network group or their workgroup name is the same. That is why the VM XP can access the host or any other networked PCs.
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    Have you tried opening the VM with the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection and changing the password?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Have you tried opening the VM with the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection and changing the password?
    When I was initiating the process of changing the password, I found that no password has been set. Setting the password enabled accessing the guest XP from the host or any other networked PCs. I can now play media from the guest XP. Thank you very much for your suggestion.

    I did not mention RDT(Remote Desktop connection) in the thread starter post because I thought cause of connection failure by Windows Explorer was the same. But I am still getting the same error message if I attempt to access the guest XP by Windows Explorer. I can transfer data from the guest XP by the RDT but it is easier to do by Windows Explorer. Any suggestion is appreciated.
    Last edited by churin; 16 Oct 2012 at 06:57.
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    When you say you want to transfer data by Windows Explorer, are you referring to mapping to a networked or shared drive?
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