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SCCM 2012 – How to import VMware Drivers

When you want to deploy a new VMware virtual machine with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), you could have an error during the WinPE phase. The VM will start WinPE but constantly reboots after few seconds. If you detect this behavior, it means that the network vmware driver is missing.

SCCM OSD Network connection

SCCM OSD Network connection

You can resolve this issue by adding the VMware drivers into your WinPE boot image. Moreover, these drivers can be use later to install it in the operating system with the task sequence.


Import VMware Drivers

  • Before importing VMware drivers into Configuration Manager, you need to have a virtual machine running VMware Tools.
VMware Tools

VMware Tools

  • Drivers are located under  C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers. 
    • Copy all folders.
VMware drivers folder

VMware drivers folder

  • Paste all folders into your SCCM Repository folder.
SCCM Repository VMware Drivers

SCCM Repository VMware Drivers

  • On the SCCM Console,
    • Go to Software Library, Operating Systems.
    • Right click on Drivers.
    • Select  Import Drivers.
SCCM Import Drivers

SCCM Import Drivers

  • Follow the Import Driver Wizard.
    • Source Folder: Your repository share folder.
SCCM Import Driver Wizard

SCCM Import Driver Wizard

  • Check all drivers and add a categorie VMware.
SCCM Drivers Details

SCCM Drivers Details

  • Create a new Package for VMware Drivers.
SCCM Drivers Package

SCCM Drivers Package

  • Don’t add the driver to the boot image now. We will do it late.
SCCM Driver Boot Image

SCCM Driver Boot Image

  • Move drivers into a specific folder.
SCCM Drivers VMware folder

SCCM Drivers VMware folder

Boot Image

  • Select Boot Image (x64) and click on Properties.
SCCM Boot Image x64

SCCM Boot Image x64

  • On Drivers tab, select the Add button.
SCCM Boot Image Drivers Tab

SCCM Boot Image Drivers Tab

  • Add the Network driver vmxnet3
SCCM Boot Image Drivers

SCCM Boot Image Drivers

  • Update Boot Image (x64) on distribution Point.
SCCM Update Distribution POint

SCCM Update Distribution POint

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You can get more information about SCCM and Drivers here.

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