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install a virtual machine

I have a physical Machine with a static IP address 10.xx.xx.xx/24
I installed vmware server on it and it created two virtual network adapters vmnet1 and vmnet8 and it assigned them through (its DHCP) automatically respectively IPs (, its DHCP= and ( ,its DHCP=, its Primary WINS=

I put the windows 2003 CD in the tray, and now when I restart the virtual machine, I get the first message:
<<Cannot connect virtual device ide1:0. No corresponding device is available on the host.
Would you like an attempt to be made to connect this virtual device every time you power on the virtual machine?>>

I click yes then I get the second message: <<Virtual device ide1:0 will start disconnected.>>

I click OK then it start doing something about DHCP../
then it gives another message <<Virtual device ide1:0 will start disconnected.>>

Any idea on how to fix that and get the OS installed?

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I rebooted the computer and it seems like it sees the CD now.
Well If I want to make my physical machine(vmware server) as well as the virtual machines inside of receiving IP from the Physical DHCP server which is in the same subnet. Can I just configure each network connection( physical +Virtual) to obtain IP address automatically) and they will receive IP from our DHCP server?
If you set the VMs up as bridged as far as their network connection, they should get an IP from your DHCP server.
Which version of VMware Server are you running?

VMS 2 you will need to use Bridged mode
VMS 1.x you may either use Bridged or a custom VMnet (if you have multiple NICs)

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