In part 2 of this tutorial we’ll add a Windows 7 client to our virtual network. The client will be added to the Active Directory once that is set up in a future part of this tutorial. So lets create another virtual machine. Here we can accept the default “Typical (recommended)” radio button.
We’ll install the operating system later.
Select Microsoft Windows for operating system and Windows 7 x64 for the version.
Name the client whatever you like, I named mine Windows 7 Client 01 and choose a location where you want to save this virtual machine.
I’ll leave the maximum disk size at 60GB and split the disk into multiple files.
Next, we need to customize the hardware of the virtual machine.
I’ll change the network adapter to Custom and choose the VMnet11 that we created in part 1 of this tutorial.
then we’ll drop the windows 7 install media into the dvd drive by selecting the “new CD/DVD” and then setting the “Use ISO image file:” to the location of the windows 7 iso image.
we can now start our virtual machine and go through the standard procedure of installing a windows 7 machine. The following screen shots will show this sequence.
Once windows is installed and rebooted we can run a ipconfig /all command from the cmd prompt and we’ll see that the machine can’t find a DNS server and isn’t receiving an IP from a DHCP server. We’ll set his up in a future part of this tutorial.
Up next, we’ll set up the virtual server, stay tuned for part 3!