Options Send by email Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! To remove the adapter open Device Manager and expand the Network adapters category. Did you get this sorted out? Available Network Adapters Only those network adapters that are appropriate for the virtual machine you are creating are available configuration options in the Choose Networks window. I then created a basic task sequence that does nothing else than the default steps. Before posting, please search for your answer in these forums and the TechNet documentation.

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Special note for Domain Controllers If you are carrying out this procedure on a domain controller rather than a standard server you may want to modify the imstalling of the steps that follow so that you add the VMXNET3 adaptor to the machine and swap over the IP address onto the new NIC before removing the E adaptor.

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Click on the OK button and then start the virtual machine. Apr 26, Total Views: This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Installing VMWare Tools fixed it for me.

Actions Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! Has anyone encountered this behaviour already? Wednesday, September 17, 3: If you receive the following error when configuring the IP address on the new network adaptor then you have missed the step for uninstalling the removed E network adaptor. Configure the network adapter as necessary. Wednesday, August 6, 2: Filip, did you get this working with the Vmxnet3 driver? Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied!


Windows Server R2 and Windows 7 require patches. For Windows the default adapter type is the Intel E Office Office Exchange Server. In contrast, VMXNET adapters are not upgraded automatically because most Linux guest operating system versions do not reliably preserve network settings when a network adapter is replaced.

Wednesday, June 5, 3: Network adapter choices depend on the version installung and the guest operating system running on the virtual machine. Note that if the Enable Guest Customization box is checked then the machine has to be powered off in order to uncheck it and apply the changes. We use cookies for advertising, social media and analytics purposes.

Next right-click the Intel adapter and from the menu select Uninstall. For making this change we recommend that this box is unchecked.

This article did not resolve my issue. This article did inatalling resolve my issue. I am preparing a Windows 10 image for our company and ran into this problem. Read insstalling how we use cookies and how you can control them here. Feedback Please rate this article. You could do this in all your virtual machines after installing Windows but you probably are going to use a template to deploy Windows-servers.


If you first remove the current NIC then you will not have this problem.

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From a running VM, I’ve copied off the vmxnet3 drivers C: So I’m going for the E driver. Wednesday, August 6, 1: The reason for doing this with a domain controller is that you are otherwise likely to have issues with the domain controller starting up if it has no IP address on it.

So you might ask why this adapter is not chosen by default for the supported operating systems?