vmware issue with the virtual nics

Posted on 2009-06-30
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
We have vmware server 2 installed on a windows server running 2003.
After installation of vmware server 2.0 it created 2 virtual NICs:
vmnet1 =
vmnet8 =

The host has a static IP address of

my problem is in our active directory domain, there are 3 dns records for this server, the main ip address and the ip from vmnet1 and vmnet8. My problem is sometimes computers are trying to resolve the dns name of the server and its going to vmnet1 and then timing out..

How do I prevent this from happening? how do i make vmnet1 and vmnet8 transparent from the real network?

Brad Nelson
Question by:g-techforce
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Accepted Solution

Yancey Landrum earned 2000 total points
ID: 24749290
Go into each virtual adapter's properties. Open the properties for TCP/IP, and click the Advanced button. Go to the DNS tab and uncheck "Register this connection's addresses in DNS."

Then go into DNS and manually remove the A records pointing to the bad addresses.

Author Comment

ID: 24749317
LOL, I'm ashamed to say I didnt even think of that. I was assuming it was some setting in vmware.

Can we act like I never asked this question? Anyway thanks for the info.

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