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Winpe 2.0 Networking in vmware

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Hi, I am unable to get networking working in vmware using the new winpe.

Is this possible?

Thanks,

Jay

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what is the problem in detail?

I think it can. use the newer versions of vmware(such as 5.51...) and default network settings of the virtual machine. it is ok for winpe2005.

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I'm using vmware server console.

winpe2005 works fine. Winpe 2.0 is the vista version, I haven't had luck using drivers from vmtools or from AMD.

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Hi, I am unable to get networking working in vmware using the new winpe.

Is this possible?

Thanks,

Jay

I found a article somewhere with a trick however I lost it.

In the newer versions of vmware (not sure how new) but if you open up the vmx file for your virtual machine and add the line

ethernet0.VirtualDev = "e1000"

It will setup the network card as a e1000 network card which works fine with WinPE 2.0. Thats what I have been using.

Makes life so much easier.

Hope that helps.

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I'm using vmware server console.

winpe2005 works fine. Winpe 2.0 is the vista version, I haven't had luck using drivers from vmtools or from AMD.

n/wing not working? do u mean N/w booting is not working or other n/w fascilities not working after booting winpe 2.0?

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I have WinPE2 networking working in VMWare Workstation using the default nic devices.

here is the list of vmware drivers I preload into winpe2:

vmware-nic.inf

vmxnet.inf

vmx_svga.inf

vmmouse.inf

vmmemctl.inf

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Here is a simple batch file (attached) that will create an ISO image of WinPE and will include VMWare Drivers automagically.

Requirements:

Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Vista (haven't got it? get it here: Vista WAIK)

VMware System Drivers (haven't got them? get it here: VMware Drivers 5.5.3)

All you need to do is edit the paths in the batch file to suit your system configuration - enjoy... The build takes on a minute or 2 depending on your machine performance.

MakeVM_WinPE.cmd

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This info is still relevant even a year later. Thanks for the batch file, that saves a lot of time.

Ran that as well as make sure that my VM's memory was 512. And now I'm stylin.

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