Ticket #4185 (closed enhancement: duplicate)
Remove host-only adapters from Network and Sharing Center in Vista/7
|Reported by:||Nazgulled||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.2.4||Keywords:||network, sharing, center, adapter, registry|
There's a little registry hack to hide any network interfaces from the Network and Sharing Center in Vista/7. Of course this doesn't make sense for real network adapters, but it does for virtual adapters like the ones as host-only in VirtualBox.
I'm here to suggest that you add this registry hack to installation. I'm suggesting this because I believe that something in the installer is resetting the adapters somehow, which is deleting some manually added registry entries.
The following link explains the problem in more detail and how to solve it. It's "for" VMware but the principles are the same, you just need to find the VirtualBox device instead of VMware's: http://aspoc.net/archives/2008/10/30/unidentified-network-issue-with-vmwares-virtual-nics-in-vista/