Hi Kelvin-

Set the Parallels VM to bridge rather than NAT.  This gives the VM it's own "real" 132.198 address and it's then able to find the licensing server.

If you are off campus, and Windows starts to whine about not being licensed, connect to UVM using the VPN client within the VM (hmm, theoretically that should work but I'll have to try it to see) and there are commands to force Windows to relicense (see Geoff Duke's personal blog for activation troubleshooting info).  Or just bring the laptop on campus and run the VM from there.

On Sep 16, 2010, at 10:18 AM, Kelvin Chu wrote:

Hello, all;
My laptop is owned by the University and I use it only for University business but because it isn't a desktop machine, I have XP installed via parallels.  I'm unable to keep the Windows7 install running because it appears to phone home every once in a while and realize that it doesn't have a 132.198 IP address (my guess).  
Is there a middle ground solution besides buying the work-at-home media, such as a UVM copy that I don't have to pay for but that I can use on machines that are off campus?  I don't really feel like paying Microsoft but I also don't want to get into trouble.

Andrew Hendrickson
CAS, IT Administrator
UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
438 College Street #402
Burlington, VT

802-656-4529 (fax)

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