VMXNET3 – Microsoft Hotfix
Deploying Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 templates with vmxnet3 renames the NIC as #2
The above subject is VMware KB 1020078 and I think, you should apply this hotfixes on your templates when you have Windows 7 and Windows 2008.
You can download the hotfixes from these links:
- For Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 versions prior to Service Pack 1, install the hotfix described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2344941 before deploying the template.
- For Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 versions post Service Pack 1, install the hotfix described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article2550978 before deploying the template
Read the VMware KB for more information.