This is really frustrating. I have a Windows 7 virtual machine inside a Windows 7 host. I can bring it up fine and it works great, but copy and paste between guest and host does not work.
So go I to the Tools menu in the Windows Virtual PC window and click on
Enable Integration Features, because I am assume that is how you enable copy/paste. It brings up a dialog asking me to enter my credentials. By default, it's asking me for a password to a domain account that I am logged into the host PC with. I enter the password and it says `The login attempt failed'.
Then I thought maybe it's asking me for an account on the actual virtual machine. So I try to login with a local virtual machine account. This time, it thinks about it for about 10-20 seconds, then gives me the same `The login attempt failed' result.
- The host is on the domain.
- The guest is not merged into a domain
- The host is Windows 7 64 bit
- The guest is Windows 7 Professional N (32 bit)
What am I missing?
EDIT: I found the answer.
The credentials it wanted were for the guest OS. However, the User I created did not have a password. I assigned it a password, entered it and all is good now.
Kind of a nasty gotcha. I wish it was documented somewhere.