I have been trying to get the NIC driver for the new Intel 82579LM chipset to load in my WinPE image. I have tried adding the drivers via the LDMS console and manually editing the boot.wim file. The drivers are there but I cannot get the the device to get an IP addresses after the drivers load. I found a thread on Intel's site stating that the 82579LM drivers do not work in WinPE 2.0 (http://communities.intel.com/thread/22344?wapkw=82579lm). I have tried using the older driver version and the latest release (16.4) but to no avail. Anyone having a similar issue with these drivers? I am running LDMS 9.0 SP2 Server 2008 R2.
What OS drivers are you using for your WinPE? I have had better success with using Visa drivers, as oppose to Windows 7.
If you use WinPE 2.0 you need Vista drivers. This version is installed during LD 9 installation and can't use W7 drivers.
If you made your own WinPE from newest WAIK version, it's version 3.0 and need W7 drivers.
I forgot about using the Vista driver. Thanks, that fixed the issue.