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How to connect two machines together running vmware WS on same computer

I installed VMware workstation on a laptop and created one server 2003 as a domain and another  is server 2008  and both are running as virtual machines. Both servers are working OK . I need to join server 2008  to 2003 as a member of domain .but looks like both server aren't connected to each other. I tried to ping them but it fails. I used NAT and host only neither of the settings work .
I also need to connect an external laptop which will be connected to the same switch as a client to server 2003 as a member of domain but that doest work either.
attached are the ipconfig

host.txt
ipcon2003.txt
serv2008.txt
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

It's possible at present that you've selected NAT for networking, change BOTH VMs to use Bridged.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Once, you've connected them and used Bridged Networking, you will need to allocate IP addresses, to the VMs, in the same range, as your external laptop, this IP address range, does not need to be the same as the VMware Workstation host computer.
wajhiuddin

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getting dns error (see attached) please DNS error
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

can you now ping all the servers and workstations?

have you changed to bridged?

have you setup DNS servers?

can you ping dns servers?

have you added dns servers to you server or workstation?
wajhiuddin

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I chanded to bridge and setup DNS but can't ping
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

what can you ping now?

are all servers and workstations set to bridged?
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wajhiuddin

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both servers set to bridge, cang pinb any where they aren't communicating
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

can you give me the IP addresses of the servers

and label the Ip addresses against the OS of servers and names
wajhiuddin

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They were attached at the begining
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Server2003V1 192.168.0.11
VServer2008 192.168.0.7

can the above servers ping each other?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

since setting to bridged are these static IP addresses in the VMs?

or are they DHCP?
wajhiuddin

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static
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

okay, and these are set to bridged, and you cannot ping either server?
wajhiuddin

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I can ping from VServer2008 (192.168.0.7) to Server2003V1 (192.168.0.11)
but
Can't ping from Server2003V1 (192.168.0.11) to VServer2008 (192.168.0.7)


Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

okay is firewall enabled on 192.168.0.7?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

if the firewall is enabled highly likely, disable firewall on win2k8
wajhiuddin

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yes it is
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

disable, and you will be able to ping it.
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just turned firewall on 0.7 still cant ping from .0.11
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sorry I tuned off (typo on last posting)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

seems odd traffic is flowing one way but not the other?

turn off all firewalls on both servers.
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wajhiuddin

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Yep I can ping NOW
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

very good.

okay onto next problem, what do you want to deal with next?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

what server is acting as the dns it should be 0.11?

is dns installed and working on 0.11?
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