I have a problem that's beginning to drive me mad! I have the latest version of VMWare Workstation running on a Windows 7 x64 Ultimate host computer. I normally use VPC as it makes life easier connecting the VMs to the internet, but as I need to set up SharePoint 2010 on a VM which only runs in a 64 bit environment I am using VMWare.
Now the problem is this: I have installed Windows 2008 x64 as a guest OS, it is using Bridged networking and I can ping any IP address on the internet from the guest OS without problem. DNS however, will not work whatever I try.- I have even configured the IP config of the guest to use a public DNS server (which works fine from the host to 220.127.116.11, but NSLOOKUP from the guest fails - I have attached a screenshot of this) This applies to any guest OS I have installed. I have attached images in the hope that someone can help out with this.
My network environemt is an ethernet cable from my network card plugged directly into the router so I am not using a wireless connection. I have also tried NAT but this does not work either, but I really need to use the bridged networking so that the VM is an additional node on the network. Like I say I never have a problem with either VPC or Virtual server doing the same thing. All screenshots are from a Windows XP standalone guest machine running on VMWare.