After installing Vista as guest OS on XP Pro Sp2 - I had problems with not having a Network interface. Then I installled Parallel tools which solved that problem but now I have ip conflict problems with the host and the guest cannot get an ip address after trying many options. The host as a discinct name (lfin015) than the guest (paravista) and host is on a windows domain. Assigning a static IP didnt work either which I thought was extra strange. I have attached the relevant event log: View attachment ipconflict.txt Please help. I also have Pardus (Linux) installed on the same XP host and I have no problems, networking or otherwise with it.