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NIC not detected RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am a newbie with Hyper-V server.  I just build myself a computer for getting some experience with Hyper-V server and VMs but am encountering some problems that I don't know what to do.  Any help is appreciated.

    My essential hardware components are as below:
       - Gigabyte GA-EG45M-DS2H Motherboard
       - Q9400 Quad Core processor
       - 8GB of OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum, OCZ2P8004GK, memory
       - Built-in Realtek 8111C gigabit LAN

    Well, Hyper-V server has been installed but could not detect the NIC.  What do I need to do to get the NIC recognized by Hyper-V server?  Do I need to do this through a management console or can I do it natively on the Hyper-V server machine?  Which driver do I need, Vista 64-bit driver?

    Your help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:09 AM

Answers

  • My NIC is shown as "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)".

    The driver version is 6.213.1110.2008, which I downloaded from Realtek.

    Yes, you will need a 64-bit driver.  Hyper-V only runs on 64-bit Server 2008, which can only use 64-bit drivers.
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:26 AM
  • I managed to install the NIC driver.  I downloaded the Vista X64 NIC driver from Gigabyte.  I then used pnputil to successfully install the NIC driver.

    My NIC is working now.  Thanks to all who replied.
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:40 AM

All replies

  • My NIC is shown as "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)".

    The driver version is 6.213.1110.2008, which I downloaded from Realtek.

    Yes, you will need a 64-bit driver.  Hyper-V only runs on 64-bit Server 2008, which can only use 64-bit drivers.
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:26 AM
  • I managed to install the NIC driver.  I downloaded the Vista X64 NIC driver from Gigabyte.  I then used pnputil to successfully install the NIC driver.

    My NIC is working now.  Thanks to all who replied.
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 2:40 AM