@Dima P and Vitaliy S,
Hi Guys, thanks for feed back thus far.
I'm preparing a few test laptops to isolate where this seems to be happening.
Test being done:
Clean install Windows 7 Pro 64bit, added on Ethernet driver.
After installing Veeam Endpoint Backup, the first task done was Create Recovery Media.
Worked as expect when booting from USB, only had to load/install driver for Ethernet from the menu.
Added Sonicwall NetExtender SLL, again CRM created, worked fine with CRM.
Install WiFi Drivers create CRM, state shows as online and Ethernet as before shows as install driver, but it does successfully load as before.
*Seems strange from technical point of view why WiFi driver appears online and Ethernet state is install driver.*
I'd love to take some screen grabs to clarify text, is this possible?
To be clear, initial working laptops that have correct manufacturer Ethernet and WiFi drivers installed and fully operational.
Laptops connect to network happily via Ethernet or WiFi.
CRM created, full backup done to Veeam backup repository.
Laptop formatted to test bare metal recovery only to find only WiFi drivers available and no Ethernet drivers.
Ethernet card appeared as unknown device with no drivers.
And in closing we have a winner/culprit. (SONY VIAO)
All HP laptops work fine in regards to either being currently in use or newly installed.
The SONY VIAO RealTEK drivers are not detected even thought they are installed.
In test I formatted the SONY, reinstalled from scratch using drivers from Sony and upon CRM being created it did NOT detect the RealTEK Ethernet driver.
End of the day not huge issue as only have a few within the company, standard being HP.
Just useful for you guys to be aware about.