R – How to setup a network connection for a hosted OS in Virtual PC, when the host OS doesnt have a network connection


I just want a connection to talk between the hosted and the host OS's.

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From the help in VPC2007:

Extending networking capabilities for virtual machines

You can install and configure Microsoft Loopback Adapter to extend networking capabilities for virtual machines. You can use Microsoft Loopback Adapter to provide the following networking capabilities:

  • Provide networking for virtual machines when the host operating system does not have a physical network connection available. To provide network connectivity between the host and virtual machines, install Microsoft Loopback Adapter on the host operating system and then configure a network connection on each virtual machine and the host operating system.
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