VMware– Host only access not working

I have VM running Windows Server 2003 configured to use ‘Host-Only’ network connection. After upgrading from VMware player to workstation, I can no longer communicate between the host and the VM. I googled around for this issue and found simple solution as below

  • Go to Edit-> Virtual Network Editor

network editor

  • Select VMnet1 , uncheck ‘Connect a host virtual adapter to this network’ and click ‘Apply’
  • Check ‘Connect a host virtual adapter to this network’ (basically adding it again…) and click ‘Apply’


That’s it. VMnet1 gets static IP address and issue is resolved..

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