Can't set network to "Network adapter on the physical computer"

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Greg Wishart, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Greg Wishart

    Greg Wishart Guest

    I need to setup a virtual PC that takes an IP address directly from my
    network. Don't want one starting with 192.168, etc. I need it to appear and
    behave like a separate physical machine on the same network.

    The help file says there should be a choice called "Network adapter on the
    physical computer" but it never shows up. I installed the Microsoft Loopback
    Adapter as instructed by the help file, and rebooted.

    I think I have Servie Pack 1 of VirtualPC but I'm not sure because when I
    try to install it, it complains that the setup wizard was interrupted before
    it could finish. Any advice from anyone? Thank you!
    Greg Wishart, Jun 15, 2005
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    Bill Grant Guest

    Have a look at the properties of the network card on the host. Does it
    have an entry for "Virtual Machine Network Services"? Is there a check mark
    in the box?

    If you have the entry but no check mark, set it on.
    Bill Grant, Jun 16, 2005
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  3. Greg Wishart

    Greg Wishart Guest

    Hill Bill, and thank you for the response. I right-clicked on my network
    icon near the clock, selected "Status", then pressed the Properties button.
    I don't see "Virtual Machine Network Services" in the listbox.

    Is this a new feature from service pack 1 perhaps?

    I right-clicked on My Computer, selected "Manage" and looked at the services
    there. I don't see "Virtual Machine Network Service" there either.

    Greg Wishart, Jun 17, 2005
  4. Greg Wishart

    Steve Jain Guest

    Wrong place, you need to look in the Properties of your NIC, under
    No, its been in very version of VPC for Windows.
    Click Start-->Control Panel-->Network Connections
    Then right-click on your active network connection, click properties,
    and then look in the window "This connection uses the following
    items:" and that is where the VMNS component should be listed and

    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
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    Steve Jain, Jun 17, 2005
  5. Greg Wishart

    Greg Wishart Guest

    Hi Steve, the Virtual Machine Network Services was definately not listed but
    I found a message from someone with the same problem. Using his notes, I
    added the service by pressing "Have Disk" and pointing to the utilities
    folder in my Virtual PC folder under Program Files.

    I have no idea WHY it wasn't installed but it is now and after rebooting,
    everything is good now. Thanks!

    Greg Wishart, Jun 20, 2005
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