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A couple things. I added two of the host drives to the shared drives area of the VM. Neither of them show up in the VM's OS.

What I actually would like to do is configure two of these drives that are on the host OS to appear as if they are on the VM. So that I can share them through the VM. Sounds wonkey, I know. The VM is Windows Server 2008 and the Host is Mac OSX Lion. I would like to host my media drives through windows server rather than over OSX as I have nothing but problems.

I'm not sure if this is possible. Any input?

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Have you installed the VMWare Tools in the guest OS? – Synetech Jul 2 '12 at 1:31
actually no. gonna do that right now – Sinaesthetic Jul 2 '12 at 2:04
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You must install the VMWare Tools in order for shared-folders to work (as well as host-guest drag-and-drop and clipboard, graphics drivers, etc.)

(Specific instructions for VMWare Fusion Tools.)

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got that taken care of. I have a "network location" in the guest os now that has my shared folders. But I don't have the option to share them. At not through through the context menu – Sinaesthetic Jul 2 '12 at 2:14
Try the Sharing tab of the folder’s Properties dialog. If that doesn’t work; post a screenshot. – Synetech Jul 2 '12 at 2:17

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