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VMWare network setup issues.

I currently have a MS Server 2003 host with a Server 2003 VMware vm running as a guest. I have enabled the second nic on the host. Using the Virtual network editor I have enabeld VMnet2 as bridge with the second hardware nic. I have dissabeld the VMNet1 and 8 on the host side. I have the hosts second nic set at DHCP and the VM set as a static address. I am running into a problem that DNS is picking up the vm static address and showing it as the host machines second address. This causes a problem because DNS resolves the hosts name to the vm's ip and when I remote desktop I get the vm and not the host. I clear the dns entry for this, but it seems to come back. I can access the vm over the network with no problmes, but the shares on the host for some are not available because of this dns entry that keeps poping up. Any ideas on what I can do to eliminate this problem? Thanks.
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rrmdesign
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65tdCommented:
Disable all settings on the Host for the second nic (Guest nic).
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honmapogCommented:
In the VM, go into the properties of the NIC interface with the static address.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) , click Properties , click Advanced , and then select the DNS tab. Make sure "Register this connection's address in DNS" is disabled.
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rrmdesignAuthor Commented:
When I do this there is then no network connectivity for the guest VM. This is due to the fact that I have the second nic on the host mapped to vmnet2 in the virtual network editor. I would like to keep the guest on a seperate nic, but do not want this dns issues to keep going. Any other thoughts?
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rrmdesignAuthor Commented:
honmapoq...By not having it registerd what does this do. Will try.
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rrmdesignAuthor Commented:
Also do you mean on the host or the guest?
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DenisCooperCommented:
I'm guessing you want to use the 2nd NIC in your actual computer as the NIC for the VM?

If this is the case, don't disable anything on the actual computer. As you have done, set NIC2 to be the Bridged VM NIC - this will then connect up to whatever network your actual NIC is plugged into.

If in your VM, the two NICS are showing, then disable the one you are not using actually in the VM.

Regards,
Denis
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honmapogCommented:
I meant on the Guest.
By not having it checked, it should not automatically register the address of that NIC in DNS.
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