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VMWare Workstation10: no network after sharing vm

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Greetings, I have a server running Windows Server 2012, with VMWare Workstation 10, with a couple of windows servers, everything was fine until i went to configure the virtual servers to automatically start. So i configured the virtual machine's to be a shared vm and set the auto start-up.

so the virtual servers booted up, but have no network communications, the nic is there, it shows that it passes traffic, but no internet, can't ping other hosts in the network, it can ping itself.  This happened to both virtual machines,

so on further inspection, i find that the virtual windows servers network connections are set to public, and i can't change it. then i opened up one of the old vms before the "sharing" and it has the same problem!, the vm's are windows server 2008r2 and server 2012. One vm was copied, one vm was moved.

I have tried to set the network location by editing the registry, also tried changing default action for new networks.  since this is happening with the old vm as well as the copied/moved, i am starting to assume the problem is with vmware.

disabling the firewall on all networks, (home, work, public) had not effect.

please help.

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by:chris_nt
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Update, i just started a vm that was not shared, it has the same problem. all network traffic blocked, even though it shows packets sent, received. in network and sharing center, it shows "unidentified network, public network.
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by:Ratnesh Mishra
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NIC should be VMXNet3 not the E1000 . Try changing it. Apart from that it may be a configuration at network level ,if possible share the network setting . Are you using Bridge mode or what ?
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As it turns out, the customer plugged a second nic port on the server into a test network causing some routing confusion inside VMware.  disabling the nic port on the host server solved the problem.
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Solved my own issue
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