Symptoms

The Microsoft Windows Preinstall Environment (PE) 3.0 does not support Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS). Therefore, you cannot access a remote client by using RNDIS in Windows PE 3.0.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, you must customize the Windows PE 3.0 Boot.wim file. To do this, mount the Boot.wim file and install the following hotfix by using Dism.exe. After you apply this hotfix, unmount the Boot.wim file and commit the changes. Then, follow the instructions in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK) or in the Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) to create Windows PE 3.0 on a USB Flash Device (UFD) or to a CD/DVD. Windows PE 3.0 will now support RNDIS.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to apply this hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows PE 3.0


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wlaninst.dll

6.1.7600.20635

16,896

04-Feb-2010

07:02

x86

Rndismp6.sys

6.1.7600.20635

30,208

04-Feb-2010

03:56

x86

Rndismpx.sys

6.1.7600.16385

33,280

13-Jul-2009

23:54

x86

Usb80236.sys

6.1.7600.20635

15,872

04-Feb-2010

03:56

x86

Usb8023x.sys

6.1.7600.16385

15,872

13-Jul-2009

23:54

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows PE 3.0


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wlaninst.dll

6.1.7600.20635

19,968

04-Feb-2010

07:55

x64

Rndismp6.sys

6.1.7600.20635

35,840

04-Feb-2010

04:32

x64

Rndismpx.sys

6.1.7600.16385

41,472

14-Jul-2009

00:09

x64

Usb80236.sys

6.1.7600.20635

19,968

04-Feb-2010

04:32

x64

Usb8023x.sys

6.1.7600.16385

19,968

14-Jul-2009

00:09

x64

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows PE 3.0


File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Wlaninst.dll

6.1.7600.20635

47,616

04-Feb-2010

06:21

IA-64

Rndismp6.sys

6.1.7600.20635

81,920

04-Feb-2010

03:51

IA-64

Rndismpx.sys

6.1.7600.16385

102,912

14-Jul-2009

00:26

IA-64

Usb80236.sys

6.1.7600.20635

48,640

04-Feb-2010

03:51

IA-64

Usb8023x.sys

6.1.7600.16385

48,640

14-Jul-2009

00:26

IA-64

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about RNDIS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Remote NDIS (RNDIS) and WindowsFor more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

972831 The IEEE 802.1X authentication protocol is not supported in Windows Preinstall Environment (PE) 3.0

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