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Windows 2008 Updates Loses Connection

I have created two virtualised Windows 2008 servers using vmware player. One is a domain controller, the other has been successfully added to its domain. When originally installed, both had full web connectivity. They both installed a series of updates, including Service Pack 2.

However, they both have lost network connectivity. neither can ping the router. The domain controller has a fixed ip address. The other is on DHCP and is showing a 169 address. I doubt it's a problem with the hardware, as the host machine has had full connectivity to the router throughout.
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Paul Gardner
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
What network mode do you have the VM's set to under settings? Maybe you need to select bridged mode again for both virtual machines?
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Paul GardnerAuthor Commented:
Yes, they were both set to bridged originally.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I would check them and make sure that vmware tools are installed on both machines. Maybe deleting the NIC and re-adding it will fix the issue? I hope this is a testing environment...
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Paul GardnerAuthor Commented:
Ok, maybe I'll try that. And yes it is a test environment.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
lol good to hear! Let me know how it goes!
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Paul GardnerAuthor Commented:
The vmware tools were installed on both. At the risk of being completely thick, I wasn't sure if you meant removing the NIC from the vm settings, or removing it from device manager. But that didn't make any difference anyway. In the end I think the router may have been having some objection to the static ip for the AD controller (although it started out ok). So what I did was set it to DHCP and set the router to reserve the address. That works ok. And I can add/remove the second server from the domain ok.
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I was referring to removing the NIC from the VM settings and re-adding it but I'm glad you found a solution!

That is strange that your static settings were causing the issue.
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