post some extra infos:
host o/s (xp ? vista ?)
ipconfig /all output of both host and guest
virtual machine config file (.vmx) content
Both VMimage and host are XP;
IT is set to NAT.
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NAT is probably what's causing your issue...
as your host & guest are both sharing the same ip (from the outside) and are both using the same port for RDP, you have some potential conflicts
you will need to either switch to bridged or configure NAT to forward a port of your choice (other than 3389 tcp) to your guest vm
assuming you're using W/S 6.0:
open the edit --> Virtual network settings menu
open the NAT tab and click on "EDIT" then on "Port Forwarding"
in the "incoming TCP ports" section, click ADD
for the host port , pick a free port like 9999, enter your guest VM ip address in the virtual machine ip address and 3389 in the port
description: RDP on port 9999
from a remote node on the network, to access your guest via RDP:
(YES the Vmware HOST ip, not your guest one !)
give it a try and report back
Thanks for the reply. I wasnt able to get it to work.
I'm using VW 5.5
If I set it to Bridged what do I need to do to configure this?
>Thanks for the reply. I wasnt able to get it to work. I'm using VW 5.5
5.5 is fine, it makes no difference for the config we need (maybe the menu are somewhat different but that's it)
what did not worked ? were you able to define the NAT settings ?
did you disabled any firewall running on your host xp ? (including windows built in one in XP SP2 )
if it works with the firewall off, we'll need to add an entry for the custom 9999 port
Thanks for you help!
I just set the adapter to Bridged. I had to do a ip release and renew and that seemed to do the trick.