mottalrd
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Guest OS unable to resolve host names

Hi everybody,

I am completely stuck in this problem, hope someone can help me

I am running Windows 7 with VMware Player 4.0.1 build-528992.

I have a three virtual machines installed: two ubuntu 10.10 and one windows xp

From a couple of days all my virtual machines started experiencing this strange problem. No one of them is able to resolve the hostname, so

ping a.b.c.d    

works, while

ping www.google.com

return ping: unknown host www.google.com (it takes a couple of seconds)

following this thread http://communities.vmware.com/thread/283141 I discovered that just copying the virtual machine in another laptop solve the issue (on that the other laptop), but still I have no way to run the virtual machine in my own laptop (copying back the virtual machine as suggested in the previous thread does not work for me)

any help is really appreciated Smiley Sad

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mottalrd
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Update: I manually added a dns server on my Guest operating system and it works

It seems that vmware is not able to recover this information from the Host OS

any idea on what could be happened?

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