1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help required setting up home lab for 70-290 on vmware workstation 8

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016' started by j1mgg, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

    I have started doing my 70-290 and installed vmware workstation 8 to try and set up a network to mimic a corporate domain.

    I have installed server01 and elevated it to domain controller and server02 i have just installed as a bog standard server.

    They can both ping themselves fine and access the internet but server01 can ping server02, but server02 cannot ping server01.

    They are both on vmnet0(auto-bridging).

    How should i have this set up properly or am I just missing somthing stupid?

    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  2. Bovie

    Bovie New Member

    If you are using Windows Server 2008 R2 (Maybe other versions also?) it automatically disallows (Firewall) to be Pinged.

    Go to

    Control Panel
    System and Security
    Windows Firewall
    Advance Settings (On the left)
    Inbound/Outbound Rules
    File and Print Sharing (Echo request - ICMPv4-in)
    Right Click - Enable Rule

    Just realised that 70-290 is Server 2003! :rolleyes:

    Control Panel
    Windows Firewall
    ICMP - Settings
    Tick the Allow Incoming Echo request
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
    j1mgg likes this.
  3. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

    Thanks for the reply.

    I managed to get it sorted while at work by turning windows firewall off on both servers. Don't know if it gets turned on while promoting the server to a DC or when upgrading to SP2, but it has done the trick and now I can get going through the exercises again.
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  4. Sparky
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Been a while but the firewall is switched back on after running dcpromo - got caught out with that a while back.
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Office 365, Server 2016, CEH
  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    And also when you join the server to the do domain
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  6. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

    The next common hurdle is If you've got it bridged dont let your router assign dhcp to your vm's otherwise your DNS enteries will be wrong, make sure you statically assign the IP address and point DNS at your DC.
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing

Share This Page