On a work PC running workstation, the Win server guest is not allowed to act as a DHCP server. The same VM on a non company PC works fine. IT dept. have tried to temporarily disable FW (McAffe). No difference. DHCP is not allowed within physical machine (guest to host) and it does not work for another PC to get it's ip-settings from the DHCP server (VM guest) either. Then again, the same setup works on a non company PC (host+guest+dhcp-client).
Have tested it like this..
VM host (win7) - 192.168.10.1
VM guest (win dhcp serv.) - 192.168.10.2
DHCP client - 192.168.10.3
Then the "dhcp client" is set to dynamic ip and receives an address in the defined the address pool (i.e. 192.168.10.221).
This does not work when VM (server) is running within company laptop w/ FW disabled.