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How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby mbaas » 28. Jan 2010, 17:12

Hi,

I am running a VB (with XP) on a Win2003-Server. The installation (3.1.2) automatically setup NAT and my VB was able to connect to the web w/o any config from me, so I was happy. But then I wanted to connect to the VM from other machines in the network, and couldn't. While the VM sees the other PCs (and can access them), other machines do not see the VM. With the help of a superuserI was able to let the VM appear in my network, but unfortunately that cut the net for the server - I can still access the VM from other workstations, but not the server. And the server cannot access the web nor the other machines.

Is there a step-by-step instruction for dummies anywhere? Or could someone pls. help and guide me through the setup?

Thanks

Michael
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby Perryg » 28. Jan 2010, 17:37

Do you have CiscoVPN or some other VPN software installed in the host?
Usually when you loose host networking when using Bridged it is due to some other software that interferes with the Bridged adapter.
This is usually solved by uninstalling the VPN software, setting up the VB bridge and then reinstalling the VPN software.
As for instructions on setting up the Bridge, there really are none. It usually just works and there are no other things that you need to do unless you have a conflict.
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby mbaas » 28. Jan 2010, 17:56

No VPN. In fact, I have a LAN-Connection and the VB Host-Only Network. LAN-Connection uses the following elements: Client for Microsoft networks; VB Bridged Networking Driver; File/Printer Sharing; TCP/IP - plain vanilla, so to say ;)
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby Perryg » 28. Jan 2010, 18:01

Check the host-only address range and make sure that it is not in the same address range as the rest of your network.
Main VBox program -> File -> Preferences -> Network -> click the screw driver. Also you can try turning off the DHCP server there and assigning an address manually in the guest in case the DHCP server is conflicting with another DHCP server on the LAN.
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby mbaas » 28. Jan 2010, 18:25

The host-only range is 192.168.56.101..254 (default), whereas my netw is a 192.168.1.* net. I tried to turn off DHCP, but no success. BTW, as soon as I start the VM (it doesn't even need to boot the guest O/S), the hosts nw-conncetion is killed.
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby Perryg » 28. Jan 2010, 18:47

From a host terminal/command windows VBoxManage showvminfo <VM Name> and post here. Replace <VM Name> with the actual name of the VM. Use "" if the name has a space in it.
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby mbaas » 28. Jan 2010, 19:04

Thanks Perry for your swift reply and persistence, much appreciated :)

Here's the result:

VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.2
(C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Name: XP-Box
Guest OS: Windows XP
UUID: 87ba23cb-2509-4aa8-933a-bd356c40fb32
Config file: C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\.VirtualBox\Machines\XP-Box\XP-Box.xml
Hardware UUID: 87ba23cb-2509-4aa8-933a-bd356c40fb32
Memory size: 1500MB
VRAM size: 12MB
Number of CPUs: 2
Synthetic Cpu: off
CPUID overrides: None
Boot menu mode: message and menu
Boot Device (1): Floppy
Boot Device (2): DVD
Boot Device (3): HardDisk
Boot Device (4): Not Assigned
ACPI: on
IOAPIC: on
PAE: off
Time offset: 0 ms
Hardw. virt.ext: on
Hardw. virt.ext exclusive: off
Nested Paging: off
VT-x VPID: off
State: powered off (since 2010-01-28T16:56:55.163000000)
Monitor count: 1
3D Acceleration: off
2D Video Acceleration: off
Teleporter Enabled: off
Teleporter Port: 0
Teleporter Address:
Teleporter Password:
Storage Controller Name (0): IDE Controller
Storage Controller Type (0): PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0): 2
Storage Controller Port Count (0): 2
Storage Controller Name (1): Floppy Controller
Storage Controller Type (1): I82078
Storage Controller Instance Number (1): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (1): 1
Storage Controller Port Count (1): 1
IDE Controller (0, 0): C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Administrator\.VirtualBox\Machines\XP-Box\Snapshots\{bc8d0505-525f-4195-a3b5-7eeef24206d8}.vdi (UUID: bc8d0505-525f-4195-a3b5-7eeef24206d8)
IDE Controller (0, 1): ...blabla...
IDE Controller (1, 0): Empty
IDE Controller (1, 1): E:\XP2.vdi (UUID: 540b5528-d9fe-4acb-a62f-05f8cb98bec7)
Floppy Controller (0, 0): Empty
NIC 1: MAC: 080027ECCFC4, Attachment: Bridged Interface 'Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS VBD Client)', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: Am79C973, Reported speed: 0 Mbps
NIC 2: disabled
NIC 3: disabled
NIC 4: disabled
NIC 5: disabled
NIC 6: disabled
NIC 7: disabled
NIC 8: disabled
UART 1: disabled
UART 2: disabled
Audio: enabled (Driver: DSOUND, Controller: AC97)
Clipboard Mode: Bidirectional
VRDP: disabled
USB: enabled

USB Device Filters:

<none>

Shared folders:

Name: 'C_DRIVE', Host path: 'C:\' (machine mapping), writable
Name: 'E_DRIVE', Host path: 'E:\' (machine mapping), writable
Name: 'F_DRIVE', Host path: 'F:\' (machine mapping), writable
Name: 'T_DRIVE', Host path: 'T:\' (machine mapping), writable
Name: 'LfwVBOX-XP', Host path: 'C:\LfwVBOX-XP' (machine mapping), writable

Guest:

Statistics update: disabled

Snapshots:

Name: Nach Basisinstallation (UES,FF,ClipMate etc.) (UUID: 6475a752-967c-4ab9-bb9b-8418a703d391)
Name: + MS SQL, vor Hologram (UUID: a3651525-b09b-4fc1-b1bd-47fb90e26afd) *
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby Perryg » 28. Jan 2010, 20:39

OK according to this you are using Bridged and not host-only.

See this http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/5924

Setup an account and add yourself to the ticket. Send log file and a copy of the results from the showvminfo you sent to me.
As I suspect there must be something that is conflicting with the VBox Bridge adapter.
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Re: How to setup network for XP-Guest on W2003-host...

Postby mbaas » 28. Jan 2010, 23:18

Thanks Perry - been there, done that ;)
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