VMWare workstation internet access

Posted on 2012-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
Hello Experts,

  I have built my lab setup for WSUS. I have used Vmware workstation to build it. Below is my setup.

1 Host - Running Windows server 2008  , 64 bit

2. I have 2 , Windows server 2008 , ( 1 has DC/DNS/WSUS and other is a client system for WSUS).

 Now ,

  I want my WSUS server (WHich is a VM inside VMWare workstation) to contact to internet and download the update.

 I am running this on a DELL Laptop,

Is it possible (I think so)?


Question by:Prashant Girennavar
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Yes, it's possible using NAT or Bridged Mode, but I would recommend Bridged Mode if it's a WSUS server.
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    Accepted Solution

    Go to VM's settings choose Network Adapter and choose NAT.
    The guest VM will be able to access internet.NAT VM SettingsBridge mode would do so.
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    Author Comment

    by:Prashant Girennavar
    Ah....Thanks for the quick answers. I will try this , weekened.


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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    use BRIDGED!
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    Expert Comment

    by:Sushil Sonawane
    You can use the NAT or bridged. Through both option you will be able to access internet on the guest VM.
    LVL 10

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Prashant Girennavar
    It worked thanks,......

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