So I'm currently using VMware Pro 12 for the purpose of a lab environment. The problem I have now is that on my domain controller I can't ping my client, although the client is configured properly.

As a network adapter I use bridge mode.

The IPs are the following:

hostname: server01
domain: contoso.com
Subnet mask:

the client:

Subnet Mask:

Although I managed to join the domain after long troubleshooting and DNS resolve problems, on the server site I still can't ping the address from the client.

I have some experience with server 2012 but I wanted to build my own lab environment with Server 2012 R2. I'm not quite sure where I could find the error what's causing this problem....

  • Is your problem with ICMP or DNS? you mention both ping and DNS in your question. They are two different things. – joeqwerty Mar 24 '17 at 16:53

(1) Use NAT instead of bridge. I used Bridge for connecting physical desktop to laptop by using Switch in between.

(2) By default VMWare has built-in DHCP Server. Disable it, since it may interfere with DHCP Server configured in Windows Server.

Anyone could be the root cause of issue.

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