I am trying to use Windows (7) VPC with 2 VMs – one Windows Server 2008 Server Core Ent. x86 and the other Windows Server 2008 Server Ent. x86 configured as a DHCP server.
Both of the VMs are configured for Internal Network. Both servers are in a workgroup. Static IPs were assigned to both and I could get them to ping each other until after I changed the firewall settings on the Server Core (per one of Petri’s articles).
I still cannot get the DHCP server to assign the Server Core an IP address.
This is not for a production environment, but for a learning envirionment.
I have also tried to do this in VirtualBox and Hyper-V with the same result so I am inclined to think there is something that I need to do in server core to allow it to get an IP address from the DHCP server. I cannot figure out what.
Have you set the Core to get a dynamic IP Address?
Is the DHCP Role on the Ent. up and running?
You mentioned that the machines did see each other until you did something. They do not, after this change? Have you reverted the change, to be sure they see each other with static IPs?
Is the Ent. server IP address part of the scope of the DHCP you defined?