Connecting virtual machines to separate physical networks

You can attach each virtual machine running under the same instance of  Virtual Server to a separate physical network and also isolate the virtual machine network traffic from the host, as follows: On the network adapters (NICs) to which you will attach your virtual machines, unbind all services except the Virtual Machine Network Service. Instructions…

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Fixing network connectivity issues with Broadcom NICs

Virtual Server sometimes takes issue with Broadcom NICs. If you’re experiencing any connectivity problems, and you’re using a Broadcom NIC, turn off the Offload TCP Segmentation, Checksum Offload, and Large Send Offload settings for the NIC, as follows (all of these settings may not be available): In the Network Connections control panel, right-click the connection…

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Sandboxing a virtual machine under Virtual PC

Michael asked the following question about sandboxing a virtual machine. I thought it might be of general interest, so decided to post the answer, which Ben Armstrong, our resident Virtual PC guru has provided (http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy). Question: I’d like to use a virtual machine as a sandbox which permits the user to do “ugly” things in…

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Virtual Server doesn’t recognize a host network adapter

When you add a network adapter to the host computer (including a Loopback adapter) the new adapter won’t appear as an option on the Network Properties page for any virtual network, so you won’t be able to connect a virtual network to it. To fix this problem, you need to enable the Virtual Machine Network Services driver on…

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