Hyper-V VM’s have no Internet access

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    Hello everyone,

    Recently I rented a dedicated windows 2012 server to host virtual machines on. However these virtual machines don’t have internet access, it doesn’t matter how I configure the virtual switch.

    The guest VM’s always have APIPA addresses.

    The host VM has a single NIC. And its IP address (using ipconfig) is also the external ip address (whatsmyip.com). How would I set this up. I’ve tried almost anything…

    If someone could point me in the right direction it would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance!

    Best regards,



    Have you tried a static IP address with the correct gateway and DNS on one of the VMs – that will rule out HyperV networking issues

    Then look closely at your DHCP server…


    Yes I did try that.
    However I am hosting this server from a company and I don’t have a DHCP server role installed, was I supposed to do that? My apologies for being stupid.


    If it doesn’t have a static IP address, it must be able to get one from somewhere – maybe from the hosting company (talk to them). If not, it will (correctly) get an APIPA address.

    Suggest you check with the hosting company what arrangements you should make

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