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I took over a SharePoint developing virtual machines images (VMWare) after a colleague quit.

It is two machines developer environment, one with SharePoint Server, the other one with SQL.

When I boot up both machines, and I try to go to Central Admin, I got an error that it can't connect to the configuration database.

I try to ping these machines, but they can't reach each other.

Is their a article/guide that shows what is the proper way to set this up?

Which connection should be bridged or NAT? DNS? Gateways?

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This seems to be more of a VMware question that something really specific to SharePoint, but I should say you have to look into networks adapters in VMware, making sure the machines uses the same and that they are on the same subnet etc –  Robert Lindgren Aug 5 '14 at 16:07

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