Tag Archives: Virtual Machine VMWare

How to make your VM use a static IP when booting an MDT WinPE image.

By | March 17, 2016

When VMs exist in static IP environments and a VM is being used to capture a thin image with MDT, the boot image must be instructed to use a static IP during the capture process.  Here is my method of achieving this. Download the “SetStaticIP.vbs” and updated “Unattend.xml” file, using the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHI1r8k8A75S2w0UkZUeWM3NzA Update the “SetStaticIP.vbs”… Read More »

VMWare SATA and NIC Drivers for WinPE

By | January 8, 2014

If your having issues seeing a VMWare Workstation machine during a test deployment, give these drivers a shot.  Worked for me with VMware Workstation v9.0.3. VMWare-Drivers.zip: https://panaconsulting.egnyte.com/h-s/20140108/8f9ce84ee0754d52

WinPE or Windows 7/8 not seeing VMWare Workstation VM Hard Drives issue

By | November 7, 2013

When attempting to capture an XP image using MDT2012U1 from a VMWare Workstation machine, I ran into an issue because WinPE could not see the Hard Drive when attempting the .WIM capture.  After some searching, I found that adding the following setting to my Virtual Machine’s .VMX configuration file fixed the issue.

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Helpful testing tips for vMWare workstation Configuration.

By | January 2, 2011

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate VMWare Workstation as a legitimate leader in Virtual Machine emulation for testing purposes.  Here are some tips and resources I use when testing with VMWare Workstation. Two Manual settings I apply to the .VMX file (Settings File for Virtual Machine) after the Virtual Machine is created.  (Virtual Machine… Read More »