How to communicate between two computers
Posted on 2009-05-04
I am using VMWare Workstation 6.0.4 build 93057
I setup two virtual machines. One Windows Server 2008 and the other Windows XP. The purpose of this is to use it as a test lab... this is on my laptop. I setup Server 2008 as DHCP, DNS, and as an Active Directory domain. I am having trouble configuring both machines to where they will communicate with each other. I of course want the XP machine to obtain it's ip address from the domain but first and foremost, I have to make sure they can communicate. My first question is ... What type of network connection should I choose? NAT, Bridged? Also keep in mind that I am not wired into a network. No Ethernet cable is plugged in to the NIC of my laptop. Any suggestions for my first question?