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Problem Setting up Virtual Network in Hyper-V

I'm trying to set up a virtual network using Hyper-V and no matter what I do I can't seem to get everything to work how I want it to. This network is a means to an end for something else and even though I understand some of what I'm doing I don't get it all and I'm hoping someone out there can point me in the right direction.

My set up is as follows. I'm running Windows 8 Pro with Hyper-V installed and there are two network cards in the host computer. I have set up 6 virtual machines, all running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. One of these machines doubles up as a domain controller and a DNS server and another is running server core. The domain controller has an ip address of and the other 5 are, etc. They have also been added to the domain and point to for DNS.

What I need is for the 6 virtual machines to be able to see each other, to see the host and vice versa and to get onto the internet but no matter what I do I can't seem to get this working properly. Can someone explain how I need to configure the network to allow all this to happen. I have tried a number of different options but to no avail; if you need me to detail what I've tried then I'd be happy to do so.

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The following guides should help you understnand how the networking works in Hyper-V. Once you understood the difference between external, internal, and private types, as well as shared with the management host option you should not have problems configuring your network. (covers Hyper-V before R2) (covers Hyper-V before R2)
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Thank you spaperov for the links you provided on Hyper-V but I think the problem was caused by my lack of understanding of networks in general. I set up my virtual network using 10.10.10.x addresses but the host and the router are on 192.168.1.x so after following kevinhsieh's advice I was able to achieve what I needed.