I had a question from Kerry in Canada about having trouble getting the demo VM setup to use external networking. We did a bit of investigation and this might be a common question for folks wanting to use external networking on the demo VM while connected to some networks, specifically common on home networks.
In the past I’ve posted a note on setting up external networking on the demo VM. See here http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash/archive/2009/07/21/setting-up-external-networking-on-the-demo-vms.aspx
You’ll need the external networking for activating office for example. But if you are running on a home network that is using a network gateway, like a wireless connection point you might have a clash IP addresses on the first network card and the gateway. For example a common IP address with these devices is 192.168.0.1 which is the fixed IP address that we have setup on the demo VM. You can work around this with a few changes on the demo VM. This video will help out.
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Original note posted to http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash