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    Hi All,

    I'm very new to Virtual PC 2007 and need some kind help to guide me on such
    a setup as mentioned below.

    Components:

    1) Host Server (Windows Server 2003 Standard R2) [Completed]
    a. Network Adapter #1 is 10.1.1.20 (Virtual Network IP)
    b. Network Adapter #2 is 192.168.2.10 (Internet connection)
    c. Incidentally, this Host Server is running IIS 6.0 web server.

    2) Installed MS Virtual PC 2007 [Completed]

    3) Setup new Virtual Machine Windows Server 2003 Ent SP2 [Completed]
    a. Network Adapter #1 is 10.1.1.10 (localhost)
    b. Installed MS Exchange 2003 Ent SP2 onto Virtual Machine [Completed]
    c. Installed DNS, Active Directory onto Virtual Machine [Completed]


    Requirement Scope:

    A) Need to connect to both Host Server & Virtual Machine to communicate
    with each other?

    B) Need to setup an PC (10.1.1.40) via a Network Switch, to communicated
    with Host Server (10.1.1.20) & Virtual Machine (10.1.1.10).

    Any advise or guidance is greatly appreciated.

    Thx,
    suds

  • #2
    Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

    How is your virtual machine's NIC set-up? Is it to the physical NIC, to NAT?
    Your first question is not clear? What do you mean by "communicate"? From the host to the virtual machine, or from the additional computer to both of them?
    BTW, why are you using the 10.X.X.X private addresses, instead of giving them all addresses in 192.168.X.X (also private) subnet?

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

      Hi Sorin,

      thanks for your kind reply.

      "Is it to the physical NIC, to NAT?" ... I'm not to sure on this question. But all I did was to enable default Network Adapter settings in the virtual server. I hope that I had answered, I'm still new to this.

      Yes, from the additional computers to the host and virtual servers. Which of course, will mean host and virtual server will talk to each other.

      For your last question, my current production network is 192.168.2.x. Since, I've added AD & DNS into the Virtual Server... and this is just for internal testing purposes only. That's all.

      thx,
      suds

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      • #4
        Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

        Originally posted by sudsmeister View Post
        "Is it to the physical NIC, to NAT?" ... I'm not to sure on this question. But all I did was to enable default Network Adapter settings in the virtual server.
        Take a look in the Settings of the Virtual Machine, at the Network Adapter. What does it say?

        Originally posted by sudsmeister View Post
        Yes, from the additional computers to the host and virtual servers. Which of course, will mean host and virtual server will talk to each other.
        If you set the Subnet Mask properly (and depending on the answer to the question above), there should be no problem for you to connect all three (host, vm and additional server) hosts together, through the switch you mentioned. Plug in the 10.X.X.X NIC of the host and the additional server to the switch and it should be enough.

        Sorin Solomon


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        • #5
          Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

          Hi Sorin,

          Attached is some screen shots. Hope this makes things clearer.

          As of now, my host server can now ping to Virtual machine but not the other way!

          thx,
          suds
          Attached Files

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          • #6
            Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

            Hi, suds.
            Please confirm the network settings on both host and guest OS: ipconfig /all should give you the IP (which we already know, so less important), the Subnet Mask and the Default Gateway.
            Second, I would run from the guest tracert 10.1.1.10 and see what is going on...
            Last edited by sorinso; 11th February 2009, 16:45.

            Sorin Solomon


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            • #7
              Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

              Originally posted by sudsmeister View Post
              Hi Sorin,

              Attached is some screen shots. Hope this makes things clearer.

              As of now, my host server can now ping to Virtual machine but not the other way!

              thx,
              suds
              Windows Firewall on the Host?


              Tom
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              • #8
                Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

                Hi Stonelaughter,

                You nailed it!!! I don't believe it. That was one of the things I checked. It was ON but it had an execption to MS Virtual PC 2007 checked. So I just dismissed it.

                Unchecked it... and it is working! Oh man... feel like an idiot.

                It is working. I can ping the PC to host & virtual server.

                By the way, my host firewall is OFF. How can i turn it on and have Virtual PC 2007 be trusted?

                thx,
                suds

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                • #9
                  Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

                  Nice one



                  As to how to create suitable exceptions, having NEVER used Windows Firewall I'll leave that to someone else...


                  Tom
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                  • #10
                    Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

                    Thanks for everyone for helping me out.

                    cheers,
                    suds

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                    • #11
                      Re: Virtual PC 2007 Configuration

                      Good catch, Stonelaughter !
                      suds, have you solved the firewall issue also?

                      Sorin Solomon


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