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VmWare Workstation, Guest DNS Problem

GunnerN asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi there,

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, 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.

I would be very grateful for any help with this.
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