5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2014 10:24 AM by digifast

    Bridge Network Adapters Always Start Disconnected

    digiground Lurker


      I've been working on this for two weeks with no success.   Everytime I reboot my server, Windows Server 2008 R2 & VmWare Sever 2.02 any VMs that are set to bridged networking boot with their network adapter set as disconnected.  It requires a manual "click" of the checkbox to turn on the network adapter.  I have been using VMware server since version 1 and have never had this problem.  One unusual thing is the Manager Virtual Networks Auto-Bridging doesn't seem to show any network adapters, although networking continues to work.   If I set my VM to NAT or host only my adapter starts connected, as it should.






      Things I have tried:



      Uninstall VmWare server & Reinstall



      Uninstall and create various VM Hosts, all do the same, pre-compiled applicanece and all costum built.



      Moved host images to another server (works fine)



      Checked to make sure Bridge Protcal is installed on ethernet adapter, even removed and readded.



      Uninstalled and reinstalled ethernet adapter (Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller(NDIS6.20)






      This is a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with lots of ram  and plenty of resources only running spiceworks & splunk in a test capacity.  Using this machine for testing and pre-deployment but it's virtual machines need to act like they would in production.






      Any help would be greatly appreciated.