While this may be a work-around, I'm not sure what other considerations are needed.
Windows PE version 5.1 is not needed for Configuration Manager and can actually be problematic if you try to use it. Windows PE 5.0 can continue to be used to deploy Windows 8.1 Update. There is a documented process to upgrade Windows PE to version 5.1, but this should be considered incompatible with Configuration Manager at this time.
I wouldn't say this issue is answered until compatible drivers are issued.
I am also having this Issue with a new 7450 we purchased. When it boots to PE I am unable to load the network card both in 32-bit and 64-bit.
Thanks for looking into this
When we try to import the WINPE5.0 cab set we get:
I amd able to import some of the drivers, but not the one related to the I218
The selected driver is not applicable to any supported platforms.
We are having SCCM 2007 OSD build issues with an E7450 too.
We have downloaded the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM version 126.96.36.199 and imported to SCCM however the laptop builds but fails when it gets to 100% installing devices with the same error appearing as here - www.danielclasson.com/sccm-osd-issue-kernel-mode-driver-framework
Our Kernel driver is up to date - 1.11.9200.16648
The drivers I have imported are from the 20_0_CD, version 188.8.131.52 as above
What I have noticed it that the adapter is I218-LM but importing to SCCM shows 217-LM. Where is this 218-LM driver??
There is another thread on this here too - en.community.dell.com/.../19611417
Can you give me some insight into this??? I don't understand why I can't just import the drivers and add them to the boot image like I've done in the past... Thanks,
The short answer is - because it doesn't work!
All our other laptops build fine but I guess with the e7450 there is an issue with one or more of the drivers, either corrupt, incorrect version etc. We are going to create a new TS and add the drivers separately, seeing how far the build gets after each. Very long winded but possibility the only way unless anyone else has any ideas
We built the e7450 using a bootable USB stick from a Windows 7 enterprise image and it built fine (missing most of the drivers of course) however the touch screen worked without any other drivers! (We initially thought it could be touch screen driver related)
edit - we have also dug around in smsts and setupact logs. From info found we disabled all unsigned drivers but this has not made any difference. There is nothing in the setupact.log that points to a certain driver
We are a College and just started receiving these model s and are having issues finding PE 5 drivers that work with them. We are using LANDesk 9.6 Sp1. Pxe works fine but PE cannot get an IP so I am assuming the nic card drivers in PE are not working. I have tried the Dell drivers located here at this site as well as the Intel reference drivers. Please advise.
We added the WinPE 3.0 Driver Pack A15 from Dell to both the Custom Boot Images x86 and x64. We could then get an IP. Whether or not it is the correct driver is another thing. One or more drivers are not working for sure - just to find which
edit - you also have to change settings in laptop bios such as disable secure boot, enable legacy option ROMs, enable UEFI network stack, enable w/PXE, SATA operation set AHCI (instead of RAID)
I tried the suggestion from Alex_1984. When I boot to the boot wim I receive a message that the network interface cannot be detected. Any help would be great.