First off, Im an idiot. Im in the midst of a job change, and in the flurry to wrap things up Ive done just about everything wrong that I could have. Heres where I am
I have 4 vhds that represent four hard drives in a virtualized 2011 SBS server. The host is 2008 R2 Std. One NIC on the host is for the host (192.168.0.253) and one NIC on the host is suppose to be an exclusive NIC for the guest (192.168.0.7)
Theres a long drawn out story about how we got here, but Im not sure it matters. Heres what I want to accomplish
1) clean out all references to old NICs from my bazillion "quick attempts" to fix this problem over the last 24 hours
2) create a virtual NIC and assign the original IP address to it
Theres lots of links on the web about how to make hidden NICs appear and uninstall them, but that alone isnt getting the job done. Who can help out?