Standard Modem in VMware Workstation 7 Windows 7 VM's Persisting on Deployed Images.
Posted on 2011-02-17
Currently I build our deployment images inside VMware Workstation 7 and capture them from there to our deployment server for distribution. An issue that has come up is the deployed images are detecting a Standard Modem and failing to install the driver for it. This occurs on machines that physically do not have modems in them at all. I noticed that there is a standard modem installed on the VMs but I don't see a way to remove it. Usually the deployed machine will detect it once, fail installing it, and it never prompts again. Some machines repeatedly detect it at boot up. Its minor and doesn't cause any functionality issues but its annoying and I would like to prevent it. Any thoughts on where this might be coming from or a way to prevent it on the VM?