I don't work much with Virtual Server, but for VPC guests there is a
..vmc file, and in there, there's a section like this:
That <ethernet_card_address> stanza is the MAC address that the guest
sees, so maybe check your .vmc file for that, and put in the MAC address
that you want there?
On 3/14/2010 6:25 PM, Serge wrote:
> Hello every body,
> Here is my need : migrate a Windows XP RO virtual machine running on Virtual
> Server EE 2005 R2 SP1 in Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard Edition with 4
> Go of RAM
> to an other server with the same OS, same VSEE 2005 SP1, same caracteristics
> (only 2 Go of RAM).
> In practice it's not difficult, it's built for this.
> The specificity of my Windows XP machine, is that runs a network application
> witch is licenced by the mac address.
> Also, in the first time in year 2005 I take care to install it in a virtual
> machine to be independant of hardware and fix static mac address in the
> caracteristics of the Virtual machine, Good idea, this worked fine, because
> since 2005 I change twice host server and each version of virtual server, I
> had never any problem with Windows XP or Application licence.
> Today, I need to change at new time the host server, I got problem, in the
> VM, the network card indicates that the cable is un-plugged in good case on
> 'internal network' no communication with DHCP server on internal network !!
> I tried many things :
> Fixed IP
> DHCP Client
> Change / Delete / Network Card in virtual machine and in virtual server.
> Change / Delete / virtual network in virtual server.
> Nothing works fine : cable unplugged or no communication with network.
> int ip Reset and winsock reset in netsh console.
> Many reboot of host and guest OS.
> Fix ACL on .vnc directory to "Network Service" Full control.
> Only one way : change the MAC Address to dynamic or change the Fixed MAC
> address in VSEE console, but in this cases, the application became
> I precise also : the problem of connection is independant if the application
> is running or not.
> I precise that the productive virtual machine is running fine on an other
> independant physical network waiting final migration, there is no conflict of
> MAC address on the labs network.
> Please, help me, I think VSEE keeps virtual MAC address history, but where ??
> Some one have an idea ?
> Best Regards