connecting windows 7 to server

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Hi!
I am studying windows server 2008 now.
I use virtual box to run windows server and windows 7 client.
I have a problem connecting windows 7 to server 2008.
Can you tell me which what should be the network configuration for windows 7 and server.
Now I use the following for both server and client:
IP address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Preferred DNS serve: 192.168.1.1
Alternate dns server: 127.0.0.1
 

ICTCity

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You must be sure that both VM have the same NIC (they must be on the same network).

Then assign something like this:

SERVER:
IP: 192.168.1.50
SUB: 255.255.255.0
DNS: (who is your dns???) if it's your router, assign the router's ip.

Client:
IP: 192.168.1.51
SUB: 255.255.255.0
DNS: (who is your dns???) if it's your router, assign the router's ip.
 
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We did the setup at the lesson. The instructor told us to put something in alternate and preferred dns server. It was 127.0.0.1 in alternate and 192.168.1.1 in preferred, but in home it is not working. I will try to leave it blank.
 

ICTCity

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Because maybe your dns is not 192.168.1.1!!! When you assign 127.0.0.1 it's a localhost address but that machine must be a DNS!

I suggest you to ask your teacher to explain a bit better how a network work with addresses and so on...
 

ICTCity

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This is because your client can't contact your server. This is the only problem. Be sure both computers are on the same network.

Post the ipconfig /all command of both server and workstation.
 
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