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I've done research on this but can't seem to find a solution.  Set up:

iMAC with VM FUsion and Windows 7 Pro
iMAC hardwired to network with DHCP
Win 7 Pro VM bridged ethernet and static IP on network (DNS of server and ISP)

The problem seems to be two fold. The Win 7 cannot get to internet and i cannot RDP into 7 machine from outside the network.

I can RDP from the MAC and any PC on the network.
The firewall shows that the RDP traffic is allowed to the Win 7's IP address but the RDP client just times out.

I had read that bridged with static should be used and mac should be hardwired.  I don't see why a static IP on the mac would make a difference but that is only thing not tried yet.

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by:njxbean
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what is the ip address, gateway and dns info for both the IMac and the win7 VM?

if you change the VM to use dhcp can you get to the internet?  make sure to use the same dns and gateway as DHCP would give you.  

also, your trying to RDP from outside your network? did you forward port 3389 from your router to the VM?  is it open through all firewalls?  you may want to disable the os x firewall and the win7 firewall to be sure.  
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by:scoobyftl
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The MAC and XP VM are on the same subnet with same DNS and gateway information.   iMAC gets IP via DHCP (192.168.1.103).   XP VM is 192.168.1.10

As i mention The firewall shows that the RDP traffic is allowed to the Win 7's IP address but the RDP client just times out.
WIndows XP firewall is disabled
MAC firewall may be on BUT i can RDP into the XP VM from the MAC machine it's on as well as every computer on the network so don't see the MAC firewall being an issue.

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are you sure 192.168.1.10 is in the DHCP range?  why not try to assign it 192.168.1.104?  what about letting it use dhcp then allow RDP to whatever IP is assigned.  does it work then?  
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i'll try via DHCP and see what happens.   .10 is not in the scope however. Thanks
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So i set up reservation for the IP i was using and enabled DHCP on the VM.  Sure enough Internet working and accessible via RDP from outside the corporate network.  Not sure why giving it static IP didn't work but working now.

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