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VMWare Virtual Machine Loss of Network on Reboot

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Last Modified: 2017-02-14
I am running VMWare 5.5, my windows hosts will periodically on reboot fail to properly setup their network cards.  All the machines are assigned static IP addresses, however on reboot the machine will boot with a 169 IP address, like it it failed to receive DHCP.  Simply rebooting the machine or even just disabling the NIC and re-enabling corrects the issue.

I've seen it happen with all my MS operating systems Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, etc...

Ideas?  This is getting rather annoying.

Thanks in advance!
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