I am currently running a VM on VMWare which needs to connect to a customer VPN which disables all other network adapters when it is active. Using VMWare, I can connect using it's built in VNC Server while the VM is connected but obviously cannot retrieve files from the network from the VM, this is a major inconvenience for us.
We are starting to evaluate Hyper-V as a replacement because it is more scriptable on the free version and I know that I can achieve this same effect using the Connect function in Hyper-V Manager.
My question is, is there any way to give a guest VM direct access to files on the host without using anything that would be broken by a disabled network connection so we can still transfer files to and from the VPN while it is connected to the customer's VPN.
Being able to do this would seal the deal for Hyper-V.