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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?



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


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.


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