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Server 2008 cannot establish network connection

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I just created a new server in our VMware environment with Windows Server 2008 SP1 installed but I cannot establish a network connection. In the Network and Sharing center it just displays Unidentified Network.

I've turned off the firewall, tried entering a static IP, disabled IPv6 but nothing seems to work. I'm definitely on the correct vlan as well so its not that. Any ideas?
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Did you create a network port on the vSwitch in ESX? You do so in the Client. Once created, go into the VM's properties (Edit Settings), click on the Adapter and make sure you assign the name of the VM Network in the drop-down.

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Also, make sure that the physical adapter included in the VM network you create actually has a cable plugged in, if you have a server with multiple physical NICs.
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Don't know why it didnt work when I first did it, but I did edit properties and changed the adapter settings to the correct VM Network, then disabled and renabled the network connection and it is now on the network.
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