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egonz6
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Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM (WinPE drivers)

Hi everyone,

We purchased a few DELL Optiplex 9020s that came with an Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM ethernet controller, and I've been unable to find the correct WinPE x64 drivers for this adapter.

From the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Ethernet+Components&Produc... Download Center I found what I thought were the correct drivers. In the EXE, I found some WinPE drivers, but apparently these aren't it as I'm not able to connect to my network when I boot up using WinPE.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get the correct drivers please?

Thanks!

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CGreu
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Hello

I had same Problem with Dell Latitude E6540 and I think it's the same Driver needed in Opt9020. The Driver package from Dell has actually a Problem (in Version A01). So I've downloaded the Network Driver directly from here (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Ethernet+Components&Produc... Intel Download Center). Extracted, I added the Driver of the following Folder: .\\PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS63.

Kind regards

Chris

idata
Community Manager
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Same problem here - cannot get I217-LM NIC to work with win PE. I tried Intel LAN Drivers 18_3, 18_4 and 18_5.

Thanks for any help

MKozl1
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Problems here too with Dell, but I downloaded the 18.5's, extracted to flash, and f8'd the WinPE.

cd\Pro1000\Winx64\NDIS63

drvload e1d63x64.inf

ipconfig gave me an IP address. Going now to inject and test these drivers.

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you very much.

Finally i got it working.

I tried to add the Drivers to an offline WinPE Image but it seems, sometimes not all files were copied to the Destination. I removed the faulty Driver and readded it, then all files were copied and the NIC was recognized by WinPE.

Thanks again.

SS_4
Beginner
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We recently purchased some Dell Optiplex XE2's and we're having this same issue. As soon as the machine boots into WinPE, it loses its IP address. Sadly, none of the drivers included seem to be working when I load them with drvload while in WinPE. Any additional help or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

 

EBurc1
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We recently purchased HP Z230 workstation and have same issue. I217-LM drivers will not load into WinPE. Have tried adding all drivers from PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS62 but none work. Checked driver on the computer I'm trying to take the image from and it is using e1d62x64.inf. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

JChai3
Beginner
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Hello,

I had the same problem with laptop DELL latitude E7440.

 

This computer have a Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM controler.

 

When boot on my USB SCCM 2012 media to install Windows 7 x64, I haven't IP address.

So has said Runner1979, I try to load this driver \Pro1000\Winx64\NDIS63\e1d63x64.inf, and now i have an IP address

Now I can add this driver in my SCCM boot image

 

 
ldas
Beginner
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Hi, in case anyone is still having an issue with this the version of this driver I had to use was very specific. the latest realease did not work.

The driver was from release 18.6 and it was:

CatalogFile = e1d6332.cat

DriverVer = 08/29/2013,12.10.30.0

idata
Community Manager
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Amazingly not one single person has mentioned the version of WinPE they are using! Is the original thread referring to the problematic NDIS61 drivers in WinPE 2.1 or some other version? I'd like to help in testing a solution to the problem if it's the same one I've experienced but not one person can contribute with any certainty without details of the real issue here.

It might be just that since it's tagged with sccm2012 that a certain version of WinPE is implied so I apologise if I'm incorrect! For an observer with other products that use WinPE and this network chipset though it would be useful to specify the exact setup for them to assist.

ED3
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I am having a similar issue. I have a Dell E6540 with the I27-LM and I am using Ghost Console. I have loaded the driver (version 19) from \\PROWin32\PRO1000\Win32\NDIS62 into my WinPE folder, but upon pulling the original stock image from the Dell I am getting a 127.0.0.1 IP address. I have seen this before with Ghost due to a driver that is not working. Ghost only likes Vista x86 drivers; however the I27-LM does not have a Vista driver. Any Ideas? I am trying other versions of this Intel driver (18.7 and 18.6) but it seriously takes 10 minutes to load each driver into Ghost, so I will be around.

ED3
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GOt my fingers crossed...looks like PC-DOS is the way to go.

CBell6
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Ok guys, I got a similar problem, and solved it.

I got some new computers with intel I217-LM ethernet controller. And I had to make it work with a Windows vista (6.1) 32bit WinPE .

So I downloaded the vista driver for I210 ethernet controller, extracted all files from the exe using winrar, then I edited the e1r6032.inf file from folder PRO1000\Win32\NDIS61 .

in the [Intel.NTx86.6.0.1] section I added:

%E153ANC.DeviceDesc% = E1533.6.0.1, PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_153A&SUBSYS_1825103C

and in the [Strings] sections:

E153ANC.DeviceDesc = "Intel(R) I217-LM Gigabit Network Connection"

What it does is use the intel i210 ethernet controller driver for the i217-LM device. I had to look up the device id in Windows, to make it match. So if you plan to use this method, check the device id of your network card first.

tpriv
Beginner
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Kamouille: Nice suggestion, except I couldn't get it to work in GHOST WINPE 2.5. And like you stated make sure your SUBSYS matches.

We just recently got some dell 7020 and 9020 units and that is why i started to look. Symmantec doesn't do support for stuff like this, as GHOST is a dead product, but they are willing to sell you a maintenance kit if you want to upgrade your WINPE 2.5 to 3.0 but that should be free.

Both machines use the i217-lm NIC and would not allow us to use the GHOST WINPE and of course talk to the ghost console to push and pull images from the ghost client workstation app. We couldn't get an IP.

But now I was able to make up a driver set to work for i217 LM network drivers and storage drivers for the dell 7020/9020 as well in GHOST WINPE and now able to push and pull images from the ghost console without any issues.

If someone needs them let me know. send a pm or msg here.

FMool
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I had the same problem but instead I was trying to install Intel i217 PRO Ethernet drivers on a custom computer I built with Windows Vista x86 installed. The drivers from the motherboard's manufacturer didn't work and kept giving me an error stating something on the lines of "No Intel devices were found" and would suddenly stop the installation. I figured I would try to install the drivers manually by right-clicking the questionable device in Device Manager, and updating the drivers. I would browse the computer for the drivers, but instead of finding the location I would choose "from a list of device drivers on my computer", and pick the Intel i210 Gigabit Ethernet drivers. The installation went successful. Afterwards, I updated to the ones from the motherboard's manufacturer by installing it over the Window's drivers. That installation went successful as well. Hope my advice helps.

tpriv
Beginner
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thanks for the reply franknitty.

ya in the vista pe i was able to get i210 driver (not all of them work) to work. Using the same driver set when given to ghost server in creating its ghost winpe it wouldn't work, it wouldn't load, but the same driver set had no problem in windows vista 32 and vista 32-bit pe. Checked the winpe logs and it tried to load it and failed. Resulting in no ip address of course, and ipconfig would show nothing, i mean NOTHING, all you would get on the screen is "Windows IP Configuration". It took a while for me to find a compatible chipset that would work in windows vista/vistape as well as ghost winpe environment.

also i know in windows 7 and up, that if you give device manager new drivers, but the filenames are the same, it sometimes doesnt actually install the new driver set. i had to go in sometimes and uninstall driver and selected delete driver files as well. if i didnt do the actual delete drivers option it would say driver is installed. but i look at the data stamp of my .sys files and the new one didnt get installed.

frami4
Beginner
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Thanks Terry_Private. Same issue here with new DELL machines equipped with I217-LM. I need to ghost them and the WinPE does not network connect. It would be nice to get the drivers.

tpriv
Beginner
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pm me your email address, i will send it that way. or anyone else that needs it. waiting for the document to be approved before publishing.

ITech7
Beginner
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My issue is related to Intel Ethernet Connection 3 I218-LM device drivers for WinPE. The reason I am posting it on this thread is because it is almost similar to what is being discussed here. The NIC works fine within Win 7x64 and the hardware ID is listed as PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_15A2&SUBSYS_833810F7 in device manager. The laptop I am trying to troubleshoot is Panasonic Toughbook CF31-MK5 model. When I am trying to PXE boot and image through SCCM 2012 it is not able to get the network drivers installed and I get an error "Failed to find a valid network adapter". I have made sure the required drivers are part of the boot image for SCCM but still it does not work. Digging furthermore into the inf file that is part of the driver pack I found that the above Device ID is not at all listed...I have contacted Panasonic and they are saying it is working fine in their Labs...Any help from this forum will be much appreciated.

st4
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Hi IT_Tech,

Thank you for the post. We will check on this and may i know where you avail of the Win PE driver?

rgds,

wb