Configuring NAT on Server 2012 R2


I am trying to configure NAT'ing on a Windows 2012 R2 VM in my VMware Workstation host so I can get to the internet and activate the OS.  When I get to choosing a NIC for NAT'ing, the public one is grayed out?  This is my first time doing this, so bear with me.  I am trying to create a virtual environment for studying.  I am doing this on my company workstation logged in as a domain admin.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you using the VMware Virtual Network Editor, to modify the NAT network.

Usually, the default is setup, and works ok for NAT, unless you have more than one physical network interface, and the NAT interface has been bound to the wrong network interface.
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
In order to activate by accessing the Internet, the easiest option would be to not use NAT but bridge option.
cheesebugahAuthor Commented:
Using the VMware Virtual Network Editor did the trick.

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