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Greetings Everyone!!

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer with VMWare Workstation 8.  This is what I need:

I have three virtual machines:

*  Windows Server 2008 R2 as a domain controller
*  Windows Server 2003 R2 as a member server
*  Windows Server 2008 R2 as a member server

I need to set these up in a virtual LAN such that they are on their own 192.168.11.x network with a default gateway and the 2008 R2 DC handles DNS and DHCP.

Think of it this way:  You have your domain controller and other computers with a Juniper router as the default gateway.  The domain controller points to your ISP's DNS servers for forwarding (in this case I'll juse use Google's 8.8.8.8 so I can still have DNS if I move around since I'm doing all this on my laptop).

Can this be done?  Can you provide step-by-step instructions?  I'm a Hyper-V kinda guy and have only used VMWare for basic VM stuff for software development which means I'm a n00b.  

Thank you all in advanced!

JamesNT
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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The easiest way to accomplish this would be to install all the VMs on VMware Workstation 8.0 using NAT for networking.

All the VMs will be able to communicate with each other, and have access to the Internet on your Production LAN using NAT.
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Ok, let me try that and get back to you.

JamesNT
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Thank you for your help!

JamesNT
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