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    Anyone successfully install Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a Microserver N36L,N40L,N54L ?

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    #81 blackforce

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    Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:40 AM

    Tried the drivers from the 10th. The B version and the version before. Still no link :( At least it doesn't lock up now lol


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    #82 blackforce

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    Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:13 AM

    The Intel Gigabit CT Desktop does it fit in the N40L ok?


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    Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

    The Intel Gigabit CT Desktop does it fit in the N40L ok?

     

    yup, the low profile one does.


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    Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

    Maybe this could help to use the built-in HP NC107i Integrated PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter with Windows Server 2012 R2: 

    http://h20566.www2.h...ette.cachetoken

     

    An maybe that the firmware update could help too: http://h20566.www2.h...ette.cachetoken

     

    HP released both of the above on 10. of September.


    Edited by pjahn, 20 September 2013 - 03:16 PM.

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    Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

    Also some relevant information from HP: http://h20195.www2.h...AA4-7658ENW.pdf

     

    Microservers are listed in this document.


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    Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

    Maybe this could help to use the built-in HP NC107i Integrated PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter with Windows Server 2012 R2: 

    http://h20566.www2.h...ette.cachetoken

     

    An maybe that the firmware update could help too: http://h20566.www2.h...ette.cachetoken

     

    HP released both of the above on 10. of September.

    Thanks a lot!

     

    several days ago , just after the windows 2012 r2 std rtm released,

     

    i downloaded the iso and get ready to upgrate the 2012 to 2012R2 std.

     

    This progress always stop at "get ready device 84%",

     

    according to this post,

     

    Win2012R2 does not recognize the NC107i which is no problem with Win2012(without R2)

     

    After I upgrate the NC107i firmware and the new drivers,

     

    it succeeded to upgrate to R2 std !!!

     

    But logging to the desktop ,  the Local Area Connection does not work ,

     

    it always shows "Cable was uprooted", 


    Edited by simon, 25 September 2013 - 10:15 PM.

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    #87 tekguru

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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:43 AM

    Hi guys been a while. Just bought a new Microserver: PROLIANT MICROSERVER TURION, 2.22GB 250GB NHPL SATA LFF IN, Manu. Part#: 704941−421, and needless to say went to install Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and I've hit the same problem as everyone else - had to disable the onboard NIC to get it loaded.

     

    Not a good situation when this is going to replace an old home built machine (backing up the family PCs) which is failing.

     

    So it looks like I need to buy a third party NIC that will work. I've read that the Startech ST1000SPEXD2 will work but looks to be very expensive and in short supply. So the question is - can anyone recommend a NIC that will work, that is install in the machine, work with Essentials, and does not cost the earth?

     

    Fingers crossed in advance.

     


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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:03 AM

    Hi guys been a while. Just bought a new Microserver: PROLIANT MICROSERVER TURION, 2.22GB 250GB NHPL SATA LFF IN, Manu. Part#: 704941−421, and needless to say went to install Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and I've hit the same problem as everyone else - had to disable the onboard NIC to get it loaded.

     

    Not a good situation when this is going to replace an old home built machine (backing up the family PCs) which is failing.

     

    So it looks like I need to buy a third party NIC that will work. I've read that the Startech ST1000SPEXD2 will work but looks to be very expensive and in short supply. So the question is - can anyone recommend a NIC that will work, that is install in the machine, work with Essentials, and does not cost the earth?

     

    Fingers crossed in advance.

    Someone choose this

     

     http://www.amazon.co...=intel pro 1000


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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:26 AM

    I chose this one : http://www.amazon.fr...s/dp/B001OQSZQ0 which is directly recognized by WSE2012R2 (no need to update or install anything, but I install the latest driver anyway ^^).

     

    Did you try this : http://homeserversho...d-network-card/ ?

     

    Apparently, it works for N54L but not for N40L.


    Edited by Anji, 26 September 2013 - 01:27 AM.

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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

    Cheers guys, so those cards (using the UK site) are:

     

     

    Now it may be me but looking at both cards the photographs make them look like they are full height cards, will they definitely fit the Microservers half height slots? (Yes being paranoid here).

     

    I've not tried that work around, but I'll give it a go later on - nothing to lose after all.


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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:02 AM

    In my bundle, there are two size of bracket (??? I don't know the word in english :s). You just need a screwdriver to exchange them ^^. I think in the intel bundle too.

     

    Before you buy something, a friend of mine get success in installing WS2012E R2 with the embedded NIC on N54L. He installed the OS with NIC disabled. At reboot, he enabled the NIC and boot in safe mode. He updated the driver manually (extract the archive and update from the devices panel).Take a look at http://homeserversho...d-network-card/


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    #92 tekguru

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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

    Thanks for that confirmation over the bracket, I thought there may be two different sized brackets but wanted to make sure :)

     

    I've just finished trying the Safemode hack and alas no go I get similar results to the others that the server will now boot but it reports the network cable is unplugged.

     

    Time to order the card I guess :(


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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

    I think is time to wait for the public release of windows server 2012 r2 and broadcom/HP to release updated drivers.
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    #94 simon

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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

    wait

    wait

    wait

    i hate "wate"
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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

    Wait for it............


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    Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

    I don't know if it has been mentioned, but this exact issue also affects Windows 8.1 Preview on the N40L.

     

    I can disable the onboard nic and get it to install, then re-enable and boot into safe mode. At that point I can update the driver

    to the latest HP driver for 2012, but like others have said it thinks the cable is unplugged.


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    Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:38 AM

    Not having much luck are we?


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    Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

    They don't call it the bleeding edge for nothing :)


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    Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

    LOL tell me about it!


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    Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

    Well the TP-LINK Gigabit PCI Express Network Adapter: TG-3468 (TG-3468) arrived today, and only a full height bracket supplied. Not happy. So it looks like I'll either chase them to see if an alternate bracket is available or cut the supplied bracket down.

     

    Wishing I'd never bought this bloody server now as every aspect of the build is turning into a nightmare!


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