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VMWare problem

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Waria Ahmed, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Waria Ahmed

    Waria Ahmed Byte Poster

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    OK I'm new to this so please be gentle...

    I have created 5 virtual machines in VMWare with the following operating systems.

    1- Windows Server 2003
    2- Windows Server 2003
    3- Windows XP Pro
    4- Windows XP Pro
    5- Windows 2000 Pro

    I siwtched the server vm on but I cannot get access to USB drive, or the network card. Where as in the Vmware summary, it has USB set as "autoconnect" and network card set as "bridged"

    Am I doing something wrong? or do I have to enable something seperately?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    I think you need to allow each machine access to those bits - I could be wrong have only dabbled with VM fusion.
     
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  3. Waria Ahmed

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    Ok I sorted out the USB problem, there was a icon at the top (next to power off PC), which I clicked and enabled the USB device I wanted, which sorted the problem.

    However, the Network card still wont be picked up :(
     
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  4. Waria Ahmed

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    Am I just really blind or can I not see how to open the VM settings editor?
     
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  5. Obinna Osobalu

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    Click on the VM tab, then click on settings for the editor. Try setting the ethernet device to NAT instead of "bridged" and see if that works.

    Also click on VM tab then select "install VMware tools" (VMware Tools is a suite of utilities that enhances the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improves management of the virtual machine by Workstation.), just to be sure.


    -Obie
     
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  6. Waria Ahmed

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    You, Sir, are a legend!!! installing VMware tools worked... and to think I spent 2 days on this problem :@

    thank you very much!
     
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  7. Obinna Osobalu

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    Good to know you got that sorted out. :D

    -Obie
     
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