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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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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:






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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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