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Lenovo w520 NIC with Ghost WinPE

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We have Lenovo w520 laptops that we are trying to use with the Symantec Ghost Suite 2.  We have generated new Ghost Boot winPE cd's that have the latest NIC drivers from Lenovo added in.  We are still unable to get the laptops to even show an available network connection.
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Windows 7 licensing has changed and does not allow for Ghosting like they used to. Even when cloning a replacement drive we have to run a repair on Win7 for it to work. Your best bet is to reload the PCs with the Origional Lenovo DVDs, and create scripts to make the configuration changes needed for your environment.
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We haven't have any trouble Ghosting out the HP z400 and Lenovo w510 with Windows 7.  We have to use a volume licence with SA though.

But, anyways, I am not actually even getting close to that point with these w520.  We aren't able to even get them onto the network with the winPE disks.
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Ah, it sounds like you need to add the NIC drivers the new machines. This link should walk you through the process http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH110136&locale=en_US

You are correct that you'll need the volume license with SA. The licensing with Win7 changed this and most companies I have dealt with did not want to spend the extra money. Good to hear you knew this!
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by:Dan Kennedy
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Well it looks like it is Intel's Drivers that were no good.

Symantec has released a new driver that resolves the issue.

http://www.symantec.com/connect/downloads/intel-nic-82579-lmv-drivers


**It is important to note that redbmaster has pointed out the correct process for injecting these drivers.**
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