0xG
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Contributor

Create a Windows Driver Disk

Hi All,

Is it possible to create a disk with VM NIC drivers for Windows guest OS install? (Without installing VMWare Tools)?

Where would I find the files, and which ones are needed (Win Vista & Win 2008)?

TIA

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continuum
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for the OS you mentioned I would recommend to use the E1000 virtual device - then you do not need to install a driver at all because Windows has drivers for that nic.

In the vmx-file you would set

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"




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0xG
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Thanks...I already have that, but the NIC doesn't seem to be recognised.

Is there not a known way to do this?

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continuum
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post the vmx-file so we can check




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EVW
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If you install the VMware tools, you'll find the virtual NIC drivers somewhere under C:\Program Files\VMware in a separate directory. You can use these driver to include these in a WDS image to install Windows 2003 over the network with PXE boot. The Vmxnet and Flexible are the default vNICs for the 32-bit version of Windows 2003. The Intel E1000 is the only option when you want to install the 64-bit version of Windows 2003. If you run a custom wizard to create a new virtual machine, you'll have the option to see which vNICs are available for that guest OS.