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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 & VMWare 7.1.4

29 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
Windows 7 x64 & VMWare 7.1.4

Hey To All

I have windows 7 Ultimate x 64 and have recently installed VMWare workstation 7.1.4 and I cannot get the guest OS's to access the internet

The setup I have and I'm trying to run is:

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (sp1) with IP as: DHCP from the router ( - for Internet Access and I have installed VMNet adapter of with DHCP disabled (Attached w7Lan.jpg)

Guest OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 - Lan connection of and using the gateway of

I cannot access the internet from the Guest OS however I can ping the host from the guest

I need to set-up the guest OS as a DHCP server for all the other guests that I will be running.

Any assistance would be apprecicated.

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Windows 7 x64 & VMWare 7.1.4-w7lan.jpg 
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01 Jun 2011   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Check these

1) Firewalls ==> check you CAN allow Internet access

2) Network - task 1 -- can you SEE the VM from the HOST (and the other way around as well)

try connecting a Network drive -- say your VM is called FRED then try and mount on the host Network drive "C" as \\FRED\C

if that doesn't work try mounting it as \\Lan_IP\C where the lan iP is the IP address of your VM --usually something like 192.168.2.X or 192.168.0.X for Home Lans -- logon to the VM and in a Command box type in IPCONFIG to see the LAN address

3) Network -- Task 1a --If you can't see the VM from the Host --- ensure that the VM is in the same workgroup as your host (do this via control panel where you set computer name etc).

The actual screen will depend on whether it's an XP or other OS you are running on the VM

4) Network Task 2 ==> ensure in the VM settings the Network is set to NAT or Bridged.

I prefer Bridged which gives the VM a separate IP address -- otherwise NAT shares the same IP address as the HOST. If one setting doesn't work try the other one.

Some versions of vmware workstation have ocasional glitches if you use "Bridged" Networking -- Others when you use "NAT" so just try both. - You might need to power on and off the VM when you change these settings.

If you just want to share disks / printers then set the Networking to "Host Only"

Now it should work just fine.

Incidentally for simplicity and ease of fault finding give yourself the same Username and password on the VM as on your host.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #3

windows 7 x64

I just set all my virtual machines to use bridged networking. This basically gives them their own IP to the router directly as if they were another computer connected to the router. Seems like the least annoying way to go about this since it eliminates having to deal with a virtual NIC on the host OS.
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 Windows 7 x64 & VMWare 7.1.4

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