This is a bit of a puzzle:
Intel Network Connections Installer Information
Cannot install drivers. No Intel(R) Adapters are present in this computer.
The OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 via the most recent build on Microsoft’s Open License management site.
The server is an Intel Server Systems SR1695GPRX2AC 1U server that has a pair of dual-port 82576 series Intel Server Network Adapters plus another single shared port with the installed Intel RMM.
The Windows Server OS is obviously seeing the setup correctly.
So, what do do?
Well, a search via Bing lead us to the following site in the Intel Download Center:
We clicked through to the site and downloaded the version 18.8 PROSet driver for Windows Server 2012.
Now, the servers we are working on are Server Core. So, we have a quick cheat to get that driver onto the local machine:
- Start Notepad [Enter]
- CTRL+O (or File –> Open)
- Change Files of type: to All Files
- Navigate to the driver file
- Right Click and Copy
- Navigate to the destination and Right Click then Paste
- Cancel the Open dialogue box and close NotePad
We then executed the archived file:
We then waited:
Ironically while waiting for the installer to spool up we did a search on the indicated PowerShell module and ended up here:
That in turn took us to here:
- Intel Support: Network Connectivity: Is my Intel Ethernet Adapter supported in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2*?
Okay, so our setup will not be supported by Intel’s driver set so we will stick with the in-box drivers. That is okay as in our testing we’ve not seen any issues like we did with the in-box driver on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
On the PowerShell note we’ve done some digging around but have not come up with any clear documentation on Intel’s PowerShell commandlets. We have a few queries out so we shall see if anything comes back.
Otherwise, once we stand up an Intel Server Systems R2208GZ with Server 2012 R2 we will investigate and post back.
Happy New Year’s everyone!
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