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How to remote into a virtual machine using tightvnc (beginner)

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Can anyone explain in simple terms how to remote directly into a virtual machine using tightvnc and vmware player?

I can successfully connect computer A => into the host o/s on computer B. But I'd like to remote directly into the virtual machine instead.  Is that possible?

- Computer A
- Computer B
  * hosts vmware player + virtual machine
  * no internet connection.
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If you have the Virtual Machine Networking set to NAT, change it to Bridged.

When both machines are on the "same network", you should then be able to VNC to it.

Make sure the VNC server is installed on the Virtual Machine.
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If you want to remote to a guest VM, it is no different than if it were a physical machine. You just need to install the VNC server on the system.
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>> Make sure the VNC server is installed on the Virtual Machine.

Ok, so the vnc server should be installed on the guest o/s *not* the host? Once it's installed, what IP or computer name do I use to connect to it?  Sorry for all the newbie questions.
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Yes, install VNC Server on the Guest Virtual Machine.

If you have set the networking for the virtual machine to Bridged as I suggest, you use the IP address of the Virtual Machine.

you can check it with ipconfig at the command prompt

Are you using DHCP from your router?
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Ok. Let me try that.

>> Are you using DHCP from your router?

there's no router involved in this particular setup. just a basic lan cable.
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So how do Computer A and Computer B get IP addresses, do you statically allocate them?

If so, if there is no Router, you'll need to allocate an IP address to Virtual Computer C, in the same address range as Computer A and B.
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