Just received our new version Dell laptop the E7250. We are using SCCM 2012 R2 OSD to build our computers. We currently have 6 Dell computers (2 desktops 7010 and 790 and 4 laptops 6410, 6420, 6430 and 5440) that are using the same WIM file. Never had a problem with the network drivers until now with the E7250. It loads the WIM file but as soon as it says "preparing network connection" it fails. I hit F8 and try an IPCONFIG and I don;t see an IP address. So I'm thinking Network Driver issue, so I add the network driver to the Boot image and still can't get past "Preparing Network Connections". Any ideas?
Download the Intel Ethernet Connections CD here. Import the driver and add it to your boot image and task sequence. It should work. The path to the driver in the Intel package is PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS62\e1d62x64
I got the same issue, both the Dell and Intel drivers only have Intel L217-LM drivers, the Latitude E7250s I've got need L218-LM drivers. I've tried older versions of the family driver package from Intel, but no good.
Perhaps its not the driver packages but rather SCCM 2012 R2 that doesn't pick up the 218 drivers in the packages, but I'm stuck.
E7250 now has A02 release, please try with that, now there are total 62 driver items.
other than that please look at the below Link as well :
I had the exact same issue here with the E7250. I solved it as follows:
That did the trick for me. Now it boots up and gets an IP address.
I See from the posts that the issues are around the X64 OS, we have a reason to use it on a Windows 7 X86 enviroment and are getting the same issue anyone had any joy with this at all..........
Cragganmore - I could kiss you. This also worked for me also. What's strange is that that driver on the Dell site initially worked for me... I was able to image around 5-6 e7250's. Then, it just stopped working. Completely bewildering. I tried removing the driver and putting it back into my x64 boot.wim but this made no difference. However, when I downloaded, as instructed by Cragganmore the driver from Intel and added to the .wim - this worked!