10-20-2011 05:21 AM - edited 10-21-2011 05:00 AM
I can`t get a Lenovo ThinkCentre to run a sysprep or deploy a image. It can`t find the network card driver.
Someone here now where to download this driver ? It is a realtek driver and I already download from Lenovo site and Realtek but no go ?
10-21-2011 04:55 AM - edited 10-21-2011 04:59 AM
Sorry I have probably not explanined this well enough. What I am working on is to run a sysprep/capure or deployment to the Lenovo ThinkCentre not runing MDT 2010 on it. This is the error i get.
A connection to the deployment share
(\\server\DeploymentShare$)could not be made.
The following networking device did not nave a driver installed.
I have fund out that the deployment is working fine if it is Windows 7 32bit. Sysprep/Capture and deployment of Windows 7 64bit from MDT 2010 is no go.
The pc is a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M1578-D7G running Windows 7 64bit. I have also captured the driver from the machine but still no go.
Al this problem was the same I had on the Lenovo Thinkpad T410, There I had to use some default Dell network card driver.
btw. I having no problem to Sysprep/Capture or Deploy to my servers (IBM/Dell) og other laptops and desktops (HP/Dell/IBM)
Please help Lenovo.
11-08-2011 05:55 AM
I have exactly the same problem. I am also working on is to run a sysprep on Lenovo with MDT 2010 and I have exactly the same error.
I have try all realtek drivers from Lenovo site and Realtek but nothing. I've also do the update to the MDT deployment share but nothing.
I don't know what to do anymore.
Do you have a solution to your problem, Br Daniel ?
11-14-2011 10:12 AM
If you receive these systems configured from the factory with Windows 7 and the Realtek drivers, you can generally locate the .inf for these drivers in the c:/Windows/System32/DriverStore/rt64win7.inf_amd64… folder for 64 bit drivers. Once you have found this you will need to bring these drivers into MDT or if you are configuring your boot media manually you will need to insure that they are included in your Windows PE environment.
Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro
05-10-2012 03:43 AM - edited 05-10-2012 03:45 AM
WinOutreach2 is right.
All that you are missing if the correct driver for the correct image (boot image and also OS image).
In this case, based on the PNPID , this should be the driver you are looking for:
Please note, that it is highly important to apply the correct driver.
x32 driver on x32 OS and boot image
x64 driver on x64 OS and boot image.
Of course, this driver is for Win7. Meaning, in case your boot image is WINPE 2.0 based, then you will have to apply Vista NIC driver into the boot image.
05-29-2013 04:08 AM
It's not quite right, the driver on Lenovo download site are working for the first step, when Win 7 (32bit) are deployed to machine, the PnP process starts and it can't find the driver because the correct type isn't written into inf file and deployment stops, it loose connection to deployment share because of the missing driver, but you can add it manually and reconnect to server, so what we need is either a inf file with correct information or setup MDT 2010/2012 with a driver path so it only install drivers we want and not using the PnP
04-16-2014 02:52 AM
i have a similar problem. I am using MDT 2010 too but my problem is that after the Deployment service starts he loses the whole Network adapter.
The shown error is: "A connection to the deployment share could not be made. Connection OK. Possible cause: invalid credentials."
But the credentials are right and ist says that the connection is OK but if i press F8 and look into the IPCONFIG i habe no IP adress also i have no network Adapter shown in IPCONFIG /ALL.
I downloaded all related driver for the ThinkCenter M93 and insert it to my deployment. I build up many times the Boot image. Without any resolution.
It would be wonderful if somebody of you can help me with this problem because i have to rollout 50 client PCs and i dont wont to install them by hand.
04-21-2014 11:26 PM
As I wrote in previous post it's the PnP that does it, in the M72 series we tried the network driver for all models and found one that work on the system, so my advice would be try that first, It seems that the Lenovo support (at least here in DK) won't help, if you can install the system from the preload and it works they see no problem.
An other solution could be thatr you install one machine with windows and when the driver is correct, go to windows - system32 - DriverStore - FileRepository, take the driver from there and add it to Deployment Share.
Third solution could be updating the MDT to 2012 version, it helps with other stuff to, if you have old machines don't go to 2013 version it builds the boot image from windows 8 and some older machines like HP DC7600 can't boot on windows 8
05-05-2014 07:55 AM
thanks for your reply and for your help.
You are right the lenovo support dont wont to help i have the same problem with the support here in Germany too.
It is a bad situation for me because i have to install about 150 client PCs here and if i have to do it with the Installation disc of Windows it will take about a month to get all of them work.
I have tried what you wrote in your post but it doesn´t help. Could you please tell me how i have to insert the driver of my network card inside the PnP process? Is there any way to do it?
05-05-2014 11:16 PM
Depending on when the problem occurs there a different solutions, if the machine installs Windows and the driver disapears, then it's a Windows Plug and play problem and you have to try drivers from same model.
If it occurs during deployment and you get the error message that the driver is missing then you can edit the ini file. your NIC is
%BCM430G_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XG_NT61, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&REV_03 and the line dosen't exist in the file but the %BCM430G_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XG_NT61, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&REV_01 is there, then copy the entire line and paste below
%BCM430G_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XG_NT61, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&REV_01
%BCM430G_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XG_NT61, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&REV_03
Look for other instance in the file and change them all, you also have to look at the OS version if only ver. 6.0 exist you have to add in the same line 6.1
You are welcome to give me the model name and type, I can look through in our collection of drivers to if we have one all I need is something like this
ThinkCentre E73 (10AU003FMX), to be sure of model revision type in commandprompt wmic csproduct get name
You can't trust the label on machinecase