I have a 64bit Windows 7 box with Virtual PC running XP installed. I would like to have the Virual XP environment access our intranet via IP Addresses, say ping xx.xx.3.57 (that is a server on our local intranet). Can this be done?
I have a static IP address on the Host computer at xx.xx.6.80. After reading many other help areas on the Internet it was suggest that I need to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter on the host computer, I did and I configured it to 192.168.1.10 with Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 and Default Gateway of 192.168.1.1, yet when I press 'OK' a popup says the following "Warning - Multiple default gateways are intended to provide redundancy to a single network (such as an intranet or the Internet). They will not function properly when the gateways are on two separate, disjoined networks. Do you want to save this configuration?" I have tried changing the Gateway to xx.xx.6.5 (same on host W7 machine) only to get the message "Warning - the defailt gateway is not on the same network segment (subnet) that is defined my the IP address and subet mask. Do you want to save this configuaton?"
I have the Virtual PC configured as IP 192.168.1.11, S/N mask: 255.255.255.0, G/W: 192.168.1.1. each system can ping itself but cannot ping or see the other.
Can anyone provide some insight?