How to connect from a VMware guest machine to the server installed on a Windows 7 host machine

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How to connect from a VMware guest (virtual) machine to the server installed on the host (physical) machine? Things like typing "localhost" in the address bar of a browser in a guest machine don't work. My host machine's OS is Windows 7 64 bit with WMware Workstation installed on it, if it matters.

EDIT: The Bridged network connection in combination with referring to 192.168.0.10* from the guest machine did work (replace * with a digit starting from 0 until it works).

Best Solution

If you use "Bridged" Network Connection (see Virtual Machine Settings: Network Adapter), your VM will be given an IP address on the same LAN as your host machine. At that point, you can just HTTP to your host's IP address, eg. http://192.168.0.100

You can also do that with the other options, but with NAT and Host-only (if I recall correctly) your host machine will appear to your guest machine to have a different IP address than its real LAN address. So Bridged is the easiest and is likely your best bet, unless you have some specific needs.