Cannot change network to bridged: There are no un-bridged host network adapters. Using VMWare Workstation 8.06.
I ran Windows 8.1 Enterprise onto my work laptop. Things were working just fine before (I never learn). When I went to open a virtual I got the this lovely error message:
Ain’t that purty? Makes my virtual machine fairly useless.
It would appear that upgrading to Windows 8 removed the VMWare Bridge Protocol from all of my adapters. Nice, huh?
After some reading that went further into the vagaries of VMWare and Windows 8 than I really wanted to go, I found this little gem: http://blog.unixwiz.net/2010/09/vmware-workstation-there-are-no-un-bridged-host-network-adapters.html – and down towards the middle of that wonderfully detailed article is a bit about re-installing the VMware Bridge Protocol onto at least ONE of your network adapters.