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VMware workstation VMnet DNS uses IPv6

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I have the following configuration:
VMware workstation host:  Windows 7
VMs:  Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows XP

The VMs are set to use NAT.
When I ping Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 by hostname it return the IPv6 addresses.
When I ping Windows XP by hostname, it cannot resolve.
I try pinging with IPv4 addresses, they don't ping back.
When I look at the DNS servers used by the VMnet adapters, they show IPv6 addresses.
What could the problem be that is limited communication to the Windows XP VM?  How can I resolve?