While setting up a secure and working virtual server environment with it’s own MS AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS and File server etc which was going to run in my VMWare Workstation 7 running on Windows 7 Premium host, i stumbled on this unique problem of “no internet access” from the VMWare guest running Windows 2008. After googling for several hours and debugging this for a day i found a solution:
Note: This is more valid for folks running this setup on their laptop or desktops with a wireless connection. If you have a wired connection then things should be smooth.
So here is how to get it working:
Step 1 – Follow the guidelines as mentioned here
Step 2 – In the Windows 2008 guest OS make changes like these so that other guest OS running in the same virtual setup has a working network configuration (browse the internet, resolve names etc). Open Server Manager console and then DHCP server option to configure default gateway, DNS etc.
If you need help with something then post a comment.