The version of the driver you have is a bit dated. I would try the latest which available from VMware at:
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=12665&deviceCategory=io&partner=46&releases=171&deviceTypes=6&pFeatures=65&vioSolutions=Standard - IO Devices&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc - IO Devices&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc
If this still does not work, I am afraid you will need to open a customer case with VMware, they actually own this driver. If in turn VMware needs Intel's assistance, they will contact us.
Best of luck,