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..