I am running Ubuntu 20.04 as host with VM Workstation Player 15.5.2build-1578246 housing WindowsXP as a guest. The WinXP is running a "keyserver" program for a piece of software that needs to connect to the "keyserver" program and then start as a licensed copy. I am using a BRIDGED network connection.
I can see the WinXP, and I can connect to it (using RDP protocol). I can see the keyserver program running using nmap from a remote Ubuntu client. When I try to connect to the "keyserver" program from a Windows7 or Win10 via the IP address for the [Ubuntu host/WinXP guest], I get an error stating that the program cannot find the "keyserver" program and there is a connection error.
So, basically I moved the WinXP install from a 15 year old desktop into a VMWare environment so that I could continue to use the software, and wanted to essentially have the Ubuntu host be completely transparent and have the guest behave as if it is/was still a physical machine.
What am I doing incorrectly?
How did you move the XP machine to vmware.
Did you do a fresh XP install, or used a tool to image the physical server?
could it be a XP firewall issue?
have you run wireshark to capture the exchange with the keyserver?