Internet Access from VirtualPC with Windows Server 2003
Date Published: 18 March 2005
Decided to install a fresh VPC for development, which is why I justified getting so much RAM in my latest laptop (the graphics card, on the other hand, was purely for CounterStrike / HalfLife 2). Got it up and running in short order, but it didn’t want to talk to the Internet. I knew I’d seen this before but it took me about half an hour of googling to find the quick fix here: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/01/06/347965.aspx. The solution:
Windows Server 2003 looks at the DNS packet, sees that it is coming from a source other than the DNS server it requested the information from, and rejects it. A simple fix for this is to manually assign the DNS server inside the virtual machine to 192.168.131.254 – then everything will work just fine.
Now I’m much happier, and on to my next issue…
Steve is an experienced software architect and trainer, focusing on code quality and Domain-Driven Design with .NET.