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24-Jul-2012, 01:45 PM #1
Unhappy Virtual Box...
Hi,

Currently I am on my home network behind a typical BT router serving several computers.

On one PC, which has a wireless Ethernet connection and is running Windows 7 Home Edition I have installed VirtualBox.
Within virtual box I have installed one virtual PC, which is Windows Server 2003. I wish to add Active Directory etc to my virtual server PC to turn it into a domain controller, but for the life of me I cannot connect my virtual Windows Server 2003 to my home network or the internet. When I tried loading Active Directory I could not because it said the virtual PC has no IP address assigned to it.

Can somebody please help me out? I am fine with programming but when it comes to IP addresses, subnet masks, DNS servers I come unstuck. Within my virtual PC when I type ipconfig/all at the cmd prompt there are no details at all!

How do I create a connection for my virtual server 2003?

Thanks!
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24-Jul-2012, 02:13 PM #2
You do know what VirtualBox has its own forum.
https://forums.virtualbox.org/

I don't personally use VirtualBox but I know there are a few people on the forum that do. Hopefully they will be able to solve your issue.
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24-Jul-2012, 02:15 PM #3
Yeah I know VB has it's own forum but it seems seldom frequented.

Hopefully someone on here can help!
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24-Jul-2012, 03:13 PM #4
What are your Network Settings (see attached). More to the point, is at least one Adapter enabled? How is it configured?
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24-Jul-2012, 08:21 PM #5
In your virtual machine, choose Devices > Network Adaptors. Then choose Bridged Adapter. This will make the virtual machine a member of your router's network.

However, be sure that you don't join your host PC to the Active Directory. Because you start the host PC before you can start your virtual server, and the host PC won't find any Active Directory until the guest server vitual box is started.
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25-Jul-2012, 07:43 AM #6
Hi guys,
Thanks for the replies, unfortunately it is still not working.

I don't know whether the fault lies with the host operating system, as when I go into Network Connections on Windows 7 the virtual box connection is there and there are IP address settings for the connection but no gateway address is entered. Also there is some kind of bridge adapter option that was originally unchecked, so I checked it, but it still did not work.

As I said before, the host operating system lists the 'virtual box host only network' as a connection but along side it says 'No Network Access'!

Help would be greatly appreciated

Thank's!
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25-Jul-2012, 08:28 AM #7
You have to select "Bridged". Once you do that, restart the guest, and check the IP settings. It should have Internet access and access to other computers on your network.
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25-Jul-2012, 06:53 PM #8
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In your virtual machine, choose Devices > Network Adaptors. Then choose Bridged Adapter. This will make the virtual machine a member of your router's network.
In your Virtual Machine window, there are 2 layers of menus, The upper layer belongs to Virtual Box. From there, choose Devices > Network Adaptors. Then choose Bridged Adapter. This is NOT found inside Windows Networking.
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30-Jul-2012, 08:32 AM #9
Before you get to far, are all of your other computers running Professional or Enterprise? If they are running home, you won't be able to join a domain and utilize Active Directory anyways.

I ask because the computer you are running VB on is XP Home.
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