Having strange issues with your Win 7 linked clones or manual desktops? I was! Apparently there is a small bug in the VMXNET3 setup with Windows 7 and Windows 2008.
According to VMware, “This issue occurs due to the way the VMXNET 3 adapter is added. The Windows 7 guest operating system identifies the adapter as a new device and does not properly install the driver during the cloning process.”
There is a special patch available for download directly from Microsoft and the full links to the information are available on this VMware KB article from April 25, 2012: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2007319
This blog was originally posted on http://www.egroup-us.com/?p=6678. Same Author. Different Site.