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I would like to set up a virtual network that will consist of 2 VMs with Windows 2008 R2 installed. VM1 would contain active directory/domain controller and VM2 needs to be on the domain controller in VM1. I am not having any luck adding VM2 to the DC. What are steps/configuration I need to follow so that VM1 and VM2 can talk to each other?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Start by making sure they're both members of the same virtual network. I suspect your vmware networking settings are explicitly arranged to prevent them from communicating to each other.

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Thanks but how do I go about doing that? I am very new to administration stuff. Is there an article you can direct me to... – Emon Jun 22 '11 at 1:42
Well, I haven't used VMware Workstation in.... like 5 years.. But in VMware there are settings for your VMs - you can add things like virtual hard drives - in that location, should also be some virtual network cards, which have settings. Anyway, my current VMware knowledge is more industrial strength, so I can't easily explain where to go - but I think looking through that stuff should put ya on the right track. Good luck friend. – Doc Jun 22 '11 at 2:18

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