Wednesday, September 17, 2008

VMWare Shared Folders and Sysinternals FileMon

I use VMWare on a daily basis to develop, test and debug.  I also use tools from the Sysinterals suite on nearly a daily basis.  Today, I ran into a gotcha with respect to VMWare shared folders and Sysinternals Filemon.

If you open a file using the shared folders UNC path (as describe here) FileMon won't see the file operations.  Fortunately, the more recently updated Sysinternals Process Monitor behaves as expected.

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