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Cannot Connect to Lan From Vmware Machine on Vista Host

I have a Windows 7 machine that connects to the network nicely.
I have installed VMWare Workstation 6.5.2 to host a windows XP on it.

All was working fine initially, then I had some network connectivity issues, I assumed it was to do with the "unidentified Network",
so I had a go  at trying to edit the VM Network Config which didn't help,
so I switched from NAT to Bridged Networking, which solved it for a while but  now the issue has returned.

The XP Vm can ping the servers on the Lan but cannot connect to them \\Servername or \\IP Address.

I have turned the XP and Windows 7 firewalls off, rebooted, disabled and re-enabled, disconnected and renewed...etc

I have just re-installed vmware and that hasn't helped either...I am sure this is a configuration thing, that someone running vmware on Vista can resolve.

regards
TheTimp
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IanThCommented:
because you can ping its not a connection problem its a problem with the ip address stack by the sound of it

try winsockxpfix http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
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aldanchCommented:
You can remove the current network adapter and add another network adapter (replaces the one you deleted). Set it to Bridged mode, verify that VMware Tools is installed.

Is it joined to the domain or a workgroup that you're then accessing network shares using domain credentials?
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
Have you installed VMware Tools in the Windows XP VM ?
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Sorry for not replying  sooner

arunraju: Thanks, yes I have installed the VM tools.

aldanch: Thanks, Can you elaborate, i am not sure if you are referring to the hosts network adaptor or the one in the vm?
The machine is in a workgroup - there is domain present (including the host)

IanTh: Thanks, I copied the Vm to another machine, running Vista X32 and it can connect to the network fine, so i don't think i need to update the ipstack?

regards
TheTimp
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aldanchCommented:
I'm referring to the VM's network adapter.
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
This may sound naive but I suggest that you try disabling UAC in Windows 7 Host, restart once and check whether the problem is getting resolved.
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi Aldanch:

I set the VM to use bridged networking, then  removed the VM's network adapter and rebooted the vm.

Unfortunately no change.

I have updated VM workstation to 6.5.2 build-156735 and have updated the tools in the vm.

regards
TheTimp
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Hi All,

Found a solution today..
Bridged networking works fine, as long as the "Smart port" on my Cisco Catalyst 500 Switch is set to other.

All working fine with UAC and Windows firewalls on.


regards
TheTimp
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thetimpAuthor Commented:
Update:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1233922 

using vmware 6.5.2 it seems the NAT (VMNET 8) service is broken when using Windows 7 as a HOST OS.
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