Winpe NIC drivers for VMware Lab Manager
Hi, does anyone know what drivers will work with Winpe in VMWare Lab Manger? The drivers that i have and work with VMWare Server on desktop do not work with VMWare Lab Manger. In Lab Manager the guest Winpe never finds a NIC, and bombs out. Anyone?
October 12th, 2010 5:49pm

If it is set to flexible then change it to E1000 add drivers for Intel in boot image and it should work
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October 12th, 2010 7:33pm

Hi, Please try following steps to import VMware NIC drivers: 1. Import VMware network driver to sccm first Copy network driver to a network drive from the virtual machine that has vmware tool installed. C:\program files\vmware tool\drivers site database-> computer management->operating system deployment->drivers->right click and choose "import"->address the network driver folder where you havve just copied to. 2. Add imported driver to boot images. site database-> computer management->operating system deployment->drivers-> right click on the driver->add or remove driver to boot image->tick both boot image x64 and x86, also tick "update distribution points when finished 3. clear last PXE advertisement go to the collection->right click on the computer->choose "clear last pxe advertisement then re-advertise the task sequence to the collection To fix VMware network adapter missing problem: add this line to the vmx file: ethernet0.VirtualDev = "e1000" It will give the virtual machine a standard network card. But you may have problem when the machine run into winxp, it will ask you to provide driver.Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
October 14th, 2010 7:51am

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