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When booting from a WDS capture image for server 2012 R2, the screen goes blank after the inital stage. It seems to be due to the additonal drivers loaded. It happens with both E1000 and VMNETX3 drivers. The driver is working in Windows PE (during FTP boot  phase). Without additional drivers, there is no issue but there is also no network connection after the initial WindowsPE phase. Ideas?
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
ID: 39761114
Model of machine being captured?

Also why not use MDT and a VM to capture?
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by:James Haywood
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Have you injected the VMware network drivers to the capture image?
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by:albatros99
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I'm capturing a VM with WDS. The underlying host is ESX5U3. If the 3rd party driver is added to the capture image, the screen goes blank after the initial TFTP boot phase.
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by:James Haywood
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What version of vsphere?
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by:compdigit44
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What hardware version is you VM running on hardware version 7? What video drive are you using? If you are using WDDM try to remove if and replace it with a generic video driver as a test
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by:albatros99
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It's hardware version 8 with a generic driver.
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by:compdigit44
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Lets try the following test.
1) Boot the VM into Windows and uninstall VMtools
2) Power down the VM and change the NIC to either vlance or flexible
3) On the VM go into Device manager and make sure the nic is listed.
4) Try to run WDS again.
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by:albatros99
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The VM can't be booted into Windows. It's a WDS capture image so it loads WindowsPE and the it's supposed to show the capture GUI. It works well with an E1000 network card but does not work with the VMXNET3 card. The only difference is that with the VMXNET3 driver you have to inject the driver into the WDS capture image.
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I have read a couple of articles on line stating other have had issue using WDS with a VMware Vm and recommend not using VMXNEt3 but using E1000...

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009104
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by:James Haywood
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Is this working with a boot.wim/capture.wim from another OS? You should be able to capture using a 2k8r2 .wim.
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by:albatros99
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It's probably some sort of incompatiblity between VMWARE 5.0 and WDS 2012 R2. I'm using E1000 as a workaround.
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