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Tutorial: How to use Intel wireless cards in the Veeam recovery environment

Post by chenxiaolong » Sep 23, 2018 8:32 pm 1 person likes this post

I just wanted to make a quick guide on how to get Intel wireless cards to work in the Veeam recovery environment since Veeam's "Load Drivers" tool is unable to load the drivers normally ("Failed to install driver. Error code: ERROR_NO_DEVICE_ID").

1. First, create the recovery media as usual using Veeam's "Create Recovery Media".

2. Create a working directory somewhere on the hard drive and copy "sources\boot.wim" from the recovery media there.

3. Download Intel Wifi drivers matching your OS from https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... rking.html and extract it to a subfolder in the working directory. In my case, my drivers were extracted to "WiFi_20.80.0_Driver64_Win10".

4. Open an Administrative Powershell Prompt and change to the working directory

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cd C:\path\to\workdir
5. Create a mount point directory and mount "boot.wim" to it.

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mkdir mount
dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:boot.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:mount
6. Add the drivers to the mounted image. Replace "WiFi_20.80.0_Driver64_Win10" with the name/path of your Intel wireless drivers directory.

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dism /Image:mount /Add-Driver /Driver:WiFi_20.80.0_Driver64_Win10 /Recurse
7. Save and unmount the image.

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dism /Unmount-Image /MountDir:mount /Commit
8. Replace "sources\boot.wim" on the recovery media with the modified image.

9. The driver should be automatically loaded when booting into the recovery environment. There's no need to manually load any drivers using Veeam's "Load Drivers" tool.

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Re: Tutorial: How to use Intel wireless cards in the Veeam recovery environment

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 25, 2018 11:32 am 1 person likes this post

Andrew, thanks for sharing it with the Community!

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