Frustration with LAN driver
I'm having a little trouble with some new HP laptops.
I have downloaded the newest driver from HP for the LAN (it's a Realtek 8168) and added it to my WinPE drivers, then updated the deployment share to get the litetouch wim. I then copy the wim to windows wds and pxe boot the litetouch image.
The issue I'm seeing with these laptops is a failure to connect to the deployment share. It gives the PCI\VEN string of the device which is the Realtek NIC that I have downloaded and injected the drivers for. I have tried the drvload command from here as well with the driver on a usb stick but it comes back with an error 80070103 which I have found (with a lots of googling) means the driver or a better one already exists.
If a better driver exists why do I not have any connection to my deployment share? A quick ipconfig confirms no LAN devices exist.
This is proving to be the most confusing bit of troubleshooting I've ever had to do so I'm hoping someone else has had a issue similar to this and can give me some pointers. Thanks for any help you can give.