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Core NIC driver istallation

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  • Hi.

    I've installed the core but it does not recognise any of the installed NICs, I am using a Compaq NC3122 and also a 3com 3c905c-TX.

    Does anyone know of a good source for NIC drivers for a core install ?

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:33 PM

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  • To add hardware to a server running a Server Core installation
     
     1.  Follow the instructions provided by the hardware vendor for installing new hardware:

    • If the driver for the hardware is included in Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3, Plug and Play will start and install the driver.
     
    • If the driver for the hardware is not included, proceed with the steps 2 and 3.
     
     
    2.  Copy the driver files to a temporary folder on the server running a Server Core installation.
     
    3.  At a command prompt, open the folder where the driver files are located, and then execute the following command:

    Pnputil -i -a <driverinf>

    Where:

    driverinf is the file name of the .inf file for the driver.
     
    4.  If prompted, restart the computer.
     
     
     To obtain a list of drivers that are installed on the server running a Server Core installation
     
     • At a command prompt, type:

    sc query type= driver
     
     

    Monday, June 25, 2007 7:54 AM
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