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No Network in my VM - Default Gateway is 0.0.0.0

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Default Gateway on my virtual machine equals 0.0.0.0. As a result, network does not work inside it.

Cause

This is a known incompatibility issue between Windows operating systems (it may affect all OSes, not only Vista) and Apple's Bonjour service:

The Default Gateway may have been set to 0.0.0.0 on a Windows Vista-based or later OS running Apple’s Bonjour service

Apple's Bonjour service might appear on your virtual machine after installing Adobe CS3 or similar software.

Resolution

To fix it, please disable Bonjour service in your virtual machine:

1. Go to Start > Run 
2. Type Services.msc and hit Enter
3. Find a service with a strange name, e.g.



4. Stop the service and change its Startup type to Disabled.

5. Reboot your virtual machine.



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