i have a problem i've been dealing with for quite a while, and i'd appreciate it a lot if it could be solved.
it goes like this: i've used Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 in order to install a windows server 2003 OS Guest on a windows server 2003 host.
everything seemed well untill i tried to run microsoft update, when i kept being told i need an internet connection in order to run it. the strange thing is that during the guest OS installation - i was asked whether or not i want to add the machine to a domain. when i entered the domain's name, i was asked to enter a username and password, and only then was it denied (i'm not an administrator on the domain). doesn't that mean i DID have an internet connection?
anyway, i've tried to fix it using different kind of solutions, some i've found here, some elsewhere.
i've tried configuring the loopback driver on both the host and guest and add each to the host file of the other, i've tried installing the VMNetSrv service on the network adapter of the host, and yes, i always made sure in the virtual PV settings that the adapter used by the guest belongs to the host (what does bother me, though, is that even though the adapter is a broadcom, which even the VPC settings supports, when inside the guest - the network adapter is presented as some kind of intel generic adapter. is that normal!?).
other than that - what are the standard configurations on a new virtual PC, that will enable it to work with networking?
to make a long story short - nothing worked, so i'm asking for your knowledge and assistance.
many thanks in advance to all helpers!!