I can't comment so much for 8.8 because I am using 9, but a quick search in the forums and looking on my core indicates it might be the driver you are using. You might want to try some of the drivers directly from Realtek and add it to the WinPE drivers.
Also, I think I read that when you make changes to the drivers or the winpe image, you need to redeploy the pxe rep to update the changes.
yea I tried that.. just forgot to write it down. Tested the drivers that came with the motherboard and the drivers at Realtek.. still no luck
Source machine have enough RAM to load the driver? You may have the right drivers, but the machine sometimes does not have enough RAM to load the driver. I have ran into quite a few machines that did that.
The computer im running has a total of 4 GB of RAM... should not be a problem in that area... could it be to much RAM?
Is there like a WinPE log-file on the core server that can be helpful? Would be nice...
"Too much" RAM is only a problem for DOS (which dies with more than 2 GB), WinPE behaves more gracefully normally.
The trick (and RealTec is sadly a common culprit for this sort of thing) with 'questionable' drivers, shall we say, is this:
- Try the last 3 driver-releases from the OEM first (I.e. "HP" if it's an HP box/OEM'ed NIC).
If these fail:
- Try the last 3 driver releases from the manufacturer - like Intel, 3COM, etc.
Usually in doing this you find *some* driver that works. This is more a problem for the DOS-drivers but can hound WinPE as well - sadly more often so with certain vendors .
- Paul Hoffmann
LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead
Fantastic.....ly dumb I feel right now... didn' t find any older version of driver on Realteks website, tough I found a working driver on www.opendrivers.com ver. 5.720 win 2000/ XP. Turnes out that it is a 8168c(P) card...
And it worked!
And now I have another issue... *sigh*
Now the PXE menu appears and I choose the proper WinPE capture script an klick OK then nothing happens!!
Log file says:
CBA_ERROR:-1917761385",-1917761385,0:30:01,2010-09-16 13:41:04,2010-09-16 14:11:05,"WINPE, TIMEOUT=1800"
I searched the forums and found:
The computer inventory record existed in Landesk and a conflict occurred.
Now everything is working!!
Thank you all so much for helping me!
// a happy swede lost in the Landesk jungle...
You need to redeploy you pxe proxy host. You need to do this when you make any changes to the winpe environment.
I wouldn't worry about it - how do you think most of the DOS-time driver problems got solved? We tried, and this is more of a "it usually works, if the manufacturer didn't create just pure tiffle" stuff.
Part of the learning experience - now you know how annoying the driver stuff can be, so you'll be looking out for it.