My router is set to use IP addresses from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.9
All PC's and VM's currently have internet access
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.6(Preferred) ***Set as static IP address in router***
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 188.8.131.52
Windows Server (in VMware) has two network adapters. I set them up per the instructions from the Server + exam guide
The 1st is called "externalNAT"
IPv4 Address 192.168.65.171 (preferred)
Default Gateway: 192.168.65.2
DNS Server 192.168.65.2
The second is called "Internal"
IPv4 Address.... 192.168.1.200 (preferred)
DHCP Enabled No
Default Gateway 0.0.0.0
DNS Servers 127.0.0.1
Client2 (windows 7 running in VMware on JasonI5) NAT mode
IPv4 address 192.168.65.158
Default Gateway 192.168.65.2
DHCP Server 192.168.65.254
DNS Servers 192.168.65.171
IPv4 address... 192.168.0.5(preferred) static IP
Default Gateway 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers 184.108.40.206
oldcomp VM windows 7 running in bridged mode on oldcomp PC
Default Gateway 192.168.0.1
DHCP server 192.168.0.1
DNS servers 220.127.116.11
On a side note: The copy of windows 7 that oldcomp VM is running does not have an activated product key
I have only one copy of windows 7
When I try to connect oldcomp VM to the Domain it errors with
An Active directory domain controller for the domain fakedomain.local could not be contacted
Hey again. Sorry it's been a while.
So far I still haven't resolved it. I can't get bridged connection to work with the VM. Only NAT allows the server VM on I5 to have internet access.
Typing net view from the VM server it shows only I5, it's host PC/OS.
From I5 it shows both, I5, server and oldcomp.
From oldcomp it only shows oldcomp and I5
I'm confused about how DHCP is supposed to work using a VM.
Is the server VM supposed to get its DHCP IP address from my router or is windows server supposed to assign its own IP address to itself and client VMs?
Also is the server VM supposed to use the same DNS server as its host OS or not?
While I have never setup Windows Server, I would assume the answer to your questions is a function of how you want Windows Server to operate and how you set it up. I would assume you could have it setup as just a "dumb" computer server that does not have a DHCP running or set it up with a DHCP running...it would depend on what you want the server to do.
Still, even if Windows Server is setup as a DHCP, it should still be getting an IP address from the router's DHCP since router is what should be sitting right "behind" the modem, while the Windows Server is technically sitting "behind" the router. So, your router's DHCP should be giving an IP address to your Windows Server...assuming that you have VMWare workstation player and your VM setup properly to allow the Windows Server VM access to your local network. If everything is setup correctly in VMWare and the VM, then both the host computer and the Windows Server VM should get IP addresses from your router. For the "oldcomp", it would then depend on how you have the Windows Server set up and how you have both the "oldcomp" itself setup as well as VMWare and the VM on the "oldcomp" as to how they behave. If you have Windows Server setup with a DHCP running a private network "inside" your router's private network, then you could have the "oldcomp" and/or its VM point to either the router as the gateway (and thus on the router's private network and thus see both the main computer and the Windows Server) or the Windows Server's private network (and thus only see the server).
So, to me, it seems like you have potentially have a settings issue somewhere...whether in VMWare, the VM(s), or maybe the Windows Server setup.
What IP range is your router's private network using (will have to go into the router settings)? For both computers and both VMs, what each OS network settings set to in terms of whether the IP is static or obtained from a DHCP? For each OS network settings on each computer/VM, what is the gateway address (i.e. does it point to the router)? And for each OS network settings on each computer/VM, what is the assigned IP address?
Beyond that, there is then still the Windows Networking side of things to figure out at least related to Workgroups and/or Domains. And you will lose me again in this area as I have never quite figured out even some basics of Windows Networking. I have dealt with computers on the same network using the same Workgroup and they still don't see each other and I typically never figure out why.
Edited by jrobe29131, 28 May 2017 - 09:59 PM.