Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 with VMXNET3 lost NIC
Microsoft has released new patch for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1, on the March 13th 2018.
I some cases this patch will VM’s running these OS, loss there VMXNET3 nic, at get a new one, using DHCP.
VMware has published a Blog about the problem, and in this blog there is a referance to a Microsoft KB for a solution.
See the blog here: https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/06/rush-post-microsoft-convenience-update-and-vmware-vmxnet3-incompatibilities.html
The Blog is orrignal form 2016, but has been updated with information about the new Microsoft patch.