Connect to Internet Wizard: not possible because another DHCP server is running, in VMware

Hi,
I'm at home now, trying to install SBS 2011 (a trial downloaded from Microsoft) into my VMware player. When running the "Connect to the Internet Wizard", I get the message that I need to close the other DHCP server, running at 192.168.65.254. Thing is, I already stopped and disabled the dhcp server and client with services.msc. I really don't know where this other dhcp service could be.

Any ideas?

Paul
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's the DHCP server within VMware Player that issues IP Addresses on VMNET1 and VMNET8.


Check, and use the Virtual Network Editor



 Virtual Network Editor
The virtual network editor may or may not be installed, in your VMware Program Folder.
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
sounds very possible, but I don't find the Virtual Network Editor.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
For some strange reason VMware Player does not install it sometimes.

let me find a link to download.
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
should I perhaps look for a version of vmware workstation?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I am not allowed under EE rules to supply the file to you, because I do not have the permission from the software publisher.

Just give me 5 mins...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you also tried stopping the VMware DHCP Service on your host workstation?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that will also shutdown the DHCP service for VMNET1 and VMNET8 networks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What version of player are you using?
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
version 3.1.3 build-324285 . It came with a CD.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you also follow this discussion, it shows how to extract it

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/270128
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
I reinstalled my VMware player and the vmnetcfg.exe is present. But it won't launch because of some APPCRASH.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you have the VMware DHCP Service?
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
Stupid me was looking in the guest machine, not in the real pc ... And yes I do have two active DHCP clients in my real pc: the "normal" one and the Vmware dhcp service. Should I only kill the VMware DHCP service? Or the other one to (my real pc uses a leased ip address)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
just stop the VMware DHCP. That will stop VMware Player issuing DHCP requests on the networks, and see if that helps the setup.
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IT_AssistAuthor Commented:
yep, that did it, I disabled the VMware DHCP service - on my REAL pc - and that did the trick. Finally. Thanks !
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems.
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