How to – remove legacy NIC drivers after p2v

I often notice that people forget to remove the old legacy network card drivers after a p2v…

Here is the “how to remove”:

• open a CMD (run as administrator)
• run the command: “set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1”
• run “devmgmt.msc” to open the device manager
• select “view” – “show hidden devices”
• open the “Network adapters” tab
• remove the old legacy adapters

3 Comments

  1. Mike Brown

    Howdy!

    I often run Kendrick Coleman’s VM Advanced ISO against VMs after they’ve been P2V’d. In particular, the Remove Non Present Devices batch file. Folks should have this ISO onhand during any deployment or migration.

    You can find the ISO here:

    http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/vm-advanced-iso-free-tools-for-advanced-tasks.html

    Cheers,

    Mike

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  2. admin

    Hi Mike,

    thank you very much for the link. I did not know this tool till now.

    Regards
    Andreas

  3. Carlos Aquino

    Hello,

    I saw a similar script that do exactly this.

    http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2011/06/11/scripted-removal-of-non-present-hardware-after-a-p2v/

    Regards
    Carlos

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