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I am setting up a Lab to use Windows Server 2003 as Router between 2 networks. Trying to install Windows Server 2003 as on VMware, with the host machine running windows xp. The host machine detects two separate nic's - one is on board, the other is a separate pci card. i can get out to the net on either using the host machine. But when i "create" the virtual machine running server 2003, it does not detect 2 nics. I can and the hard ware, but it does not give the option to select the nic i am trying to add. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Are you using VMware Server Workstation on the Windows xp host?

To use different adapters on a particularly VM, you need to use the Virtual Network editor(that is installed in the host along with the VMware server)

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by:Smizzong
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BestWay:

I am using VMware Player on an XP host machine to setup a virtual machine running server 2003. sounds a little strange, but it is just for a lab assignment.

Did that answer the question you had?

The Virtual Network editor is over my head. Sorry to be so green and uneducated. I appreciate you trying to help me, but it sounds like you will have to really stoop down to get to my level.

Thanks.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Unfortunately i don't use VMware Server(and configuring Virtual Network Editor) for while, and i cant remember this without testing

I remember that you can use a physical adapter from your host, and use it directly in a Virtual Adapter that you use in your VM. And this needs to be setting in the Virtual Network Editor. I need to check this first for this new VMware version(I think the how to, is the same way, but need to test before)

When I get home I can test this for you and give a good feed back.

PS: I know I answer this question, and give a how to here, but was a while(1 year maybe)

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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Looking to your message again, maybe I understand wrong.

Have you created both Virtual Adapters on your VM? If yes, did you choose the option connect?

Check the picture and see if you have choose this

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by:Smizzong
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Yes, I did investigate this option. I have 2 nics to share with the host. I think it would be a bridged connection, but i am not sure. it does not detect both cards (broadcom and 3com).
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Hi

Can you take a printscreen for your VM settings(like the above) and add?

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Ended skipping VMware player, and going with VirtualBox instead. It had a few more bells and whistles for customization of hardware. Main thing is it got done. However, thank you for the contributions from those of you who took the time to respond.
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